New additions made to Sunrise team

04 May 2016

Sunrise Productions, creators of the award-winning animated series Jungle Beat, have made new senior appointments across the business.

Jennifer Burgos will join the senior management team and be responsible for driving commercial and business development. Jennifer’s focus will be the deepening of current, and growth of new strategic partnerships globally. Jennifer’s extensive experience includes Turner Broadcasting, Aardman Animations and Discovery Networks.

Joining the Story team are BAFTA award-winner Will Brenton, and writer Robin Crowther- Smith. Will has co-created, written, produced and directed highly successful children’s television including ‘The Tweenies’, 'Wibbly Pig’ and 'Mighty Mites’. Robin has written on ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and ‘Morph’.

Eric Lessard will join the Production team as Animation Director. Eric previously worked at Dreamworks as the Senior Animator on ‘Shrek’, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Madagascar’, and as Animation Supervisor on ‘Shrek 3.’

Commenting on the appointments, Founder Phil Cunningham said: “We are delighted to welcome Jennifer, Will, Robin and Eric to the team. They all join us with a wealth of experience in the children’s sector and we’ve already benefitted from their expertise. We have ambitious plans for growth over the next three years and these key appointments enable us to reach our goals.”

Sunrise is currently in-production on a brand new TV series set in the world of Jungle Beat.

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