Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Development Initiative


Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) has aligned with Outlook Company, founded by former NFL star Trevor Pryce, for a new content development initiative to discover emerging artists and storytellers.

Outlook Company is an animation studio that specializes in elevating underrepresented creators and artists in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The initiative will launch with six local participants and be based at Neru Projects, Outlook’s recently formed animated projects incubator. Creative executives from Cartoon Network Studios and Neru Projects will work with these individuals and help guide their ideas—from concept to pitch through the development of a series bible.

At least one project will be selected to begin formal development at Cartoon Network Studios and Outlook Company. Through the program, all participants will learn how to collaborate with creative partners to develop and package their original animated series ideas.

Sam Register, president of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation, said: “Elevating original and diverse creative voices is one of our top priorities at Cartoon Network Studios. Outlook Company’s mission to work with artists from underrepresented communities makes them a perfect partner, and I look forward to the work ahead with Trevor and the amazing group of creators he has assembled.”

Pryce, CEO of Outlook Company, added: “This is a great way for Baltimore artists to have their work seen, considered, and given professional animated content feedback. It is an invaluable experience, as there are now six more professional, credited animation show creators in this part of the world.”

The selected participants are Briana Bolden, Jared Allen, Rebecca Stern, Chiêu Anh Urban, Marina Khatin and Stephen Church.