Magazine article Screen International

Aardman Hires Sarah Cox as Executive Creative Director

Magazine article Screen International

Aardman Hires Sarah Cox as Executive Creative Director

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Aardman Animations, the studio behind Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit, has hired industry veteran Sarah Vox as executive creative director.

Cox will oversee the development of a new slate of Aardman intellectual properties aimed at kids and family audiences across all platforms including digital and broadcast.

She will spearhead efforts to foster new creative talent and keep the company at the forefront of innovative content development.

Prior to joining the company, Cox was the owner and creative director of ArthurCox, an award-winning film and animation production company, which she launched in 2002 alongside Sally Arthur. During her tenure, she directed The Itch Of The Golden Nit, which was produced as part of Bafta's Tate Movie Project.

Before establishing ArthurCox, Cox was at Picasso Pictures from 1994-2002, where she primarily worked on commercials.

Aardman's upcoming projects include Early Man, which stars Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams. …

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