Magazine article Screen International

Coraline Producer Ties with UK Animation Firm

Magazine article Screen International

Coraline Producer Ties with UK Animation Firm

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Claire Jennings ties with UK animation team Nexus.

Coraline and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit producer Claire Jennings is partnering with London-based animation studio Nexus on an ambitious slate of animation features.

Nexus, run by Christopher O'Reilly and Charlotte Bavasso, recently received a BFI Vision award for £100,000 and will be looking to raise further funds to back the slate.

Jennings, formerly president of Laika, where she oversaw early development on Paranorman, has also produced several acclaimed short films including the Oscar and BAFTA winning Father and Daughter.

Nexus' credits in short films, series and commercials include the Oscar nominated This Way Up.

Chris O'Reilly, co-founder, Nexus, told Screen: "This is an exciting development for Nexus and for UK animation as a whole. There have been few opportunities for the UK's incredible animation talent to develop features.

"Claire is someone we've long wished to collaborate with so we're delighted to be working together to achieve this. …

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