Film London Taps Julian Scott to Consult for Animation & TV


LONDON: Film London has appointed industry expert Julian Scott as its new animation and kids’ television consultant, following the departure of Bob Thompson.

In this role, Scott will be charged with establishing new creative partnerships in key global markets. He will advise producers and investors on the facilities and talent available in London. He will also organize familiarization trips for overseas executives and promote the U.K.’s tax incentives for animation and children’s TV.

Scott has worked at Walt Disney International Television and Sesame Workshop. He has also served as a freelance consultant for companies such as Beano Studios, Winduna Enterprises, Coolabi and King Rollo Films. In addition, Scott chaired the BAFTA Children’s Committee and was an elected member of BAFTA Television and part of the PACT Children’s Committee.

Scott said: “This is a very important time for the creative industries in the U.K. and London specifically. I am delighted to be working with Film London and look forward to continuing and expanding the great work Bob achieved.”

Adrian Wootton, the chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, commented, “London’s animation industry is rich in skill and technical expertise while also possessing a rare gift for storytelling and the creation of memorable, globally resonant characters. I’m delighted to welcome Julian to Film London to help us spread this message—I’m certain his experience developing original and branded content either side of the Atlantic and helping broker co-production deals will be of tremendous value to us and to the capital’s industry.”

Film London’s work in the animation sector is supported by the mayor of London and the London Enterprise Panel.