Magazine article Screen International

GFM Animation Hires Head of Production (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

GFM Animation Hires Head of Production (Exclusive)

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Sean Feeney joins animation outfit.

Sean Feeney

UK-based GFM Animation, the sister company to finance and sales outfit GFM Films, has hired a new head of production.

Sean Feeney has joined the animation-focused label, which GFM launched in November 2016. He arrives following eight years at Prime Focus World in London, where he set up and developed the company’s animation division.

Feeney has also previously worked as a producer on series for Disney, Splash, M2/LEGO, Anima, Mattel, Hasbro and the BBC. He began his career as a runner at MPC before working at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and then Prime Focus World.

As GFM Animation’s head of production, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s development and production, liaising with third-party producers and production companies where GFM Animation is providing funding and sister company GFM Film Sales is handling distribution, marketing and sales.

GFM Animation currently has a slate of seven films, including its first two completed titles: Duck Duck Goose, which will have its premiere on March 9 in China through Wanda before rolling out across the UK on March 30 via Entertainment Film Distributors, and Here Comes The Grump, which commenced its theatrical distribution in Italy last weekend via M2 Pictures. …

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