Sticky Pictures Names Development Exec


SYDNEY: Sticky Pictures has appointed Michael Drake as the company’s development executive.

Drake previously worked with the Sticky Pictures team in freelance writing and production roles. In his new position, he will manage the development of all original and co-produced content. He will also help oversee writer sessions and contribute to the story editing of kids’ and comedy productions under the leadership of Sticky Pictures partner Stu Connolly.

Drake kicked off his film and TV career as a story liner on the Australian series Neighbours. After that, he served as a production assistant for Sticky Pictures’s Pirate Express. Drake later became a script consultant and wrote several episodes of Sticky Pictures’s upcoming show Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong. He was also selected for BES Animation’s local animation talent initiative funded through Screen Australia’s Enterprise Stories program.

Connolly remarked: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Michael back to Sticky Pictures—this time in the capacity of development executive. Michael has a strong and enthusiastic interest in the entertainment space and has a passion for developing great storytelling and translating these story ideas to the animation world. Early on in his role at Sticky Pictures, we recognized Michael had strong skills in project assessment, script review and development which will make him an invaluable asset to our team at Sticky Pictures.”