Turner EMEA Appoints Director of Original Kids’ Series


Turner EMEA has promoted Sarah Fell, producer on The Amazing World of Gumball, to director of original series for kids.

Fell will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of all Turner kids’ series across EMEA, including the recently greenlit Elliott From Earth. She is also tasked with finding and developing new talent and ideas into content that can play across Turner’s kids’ platforms in the region.

Fell joined Turner in 2011 as producer of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. She also oversaw production of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, as well as Turner EMEA’s first Boomerang original, The Happos Family.

Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer for Turner EMEA and international kids strategy, to whom Fell reports, commented: “Finding the best creative talent across our region, sourcing and developing ideas into great shows is key to the success of our Kids business. Shows produced here like The Amazing World of Gumball and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe have not only enjoyed significant critical acclaim but have proven key in making our channels and digital platforms successful in EMEA and across the globe. None of this would have been possible without Sarah’s creative leadership and we’re delighted she will be taking on this expanded role to help bring more of our EMEA-made content to the forefront.”