Pixeldust Studios Taps Producer Lawrence Cumbo


BETHESDA: Seasoned producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios as senior VP of development and content to expand the entertainment division of the digital animation and broadcast production company.

Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate containing more than 30 projects. His appointment is meant to help the company increase its original production capabilities. Pixeldust aims to produce original TV series and specials for broadcast, SVOD and sponsored content, and to continue creating original VR-360, AR and live-stream programming.

Cumbo has spent a decade serving as an executive producer and showrunner. Among his credits are I Survived, Orangutan Island, Jurassic CSI, Celebrating the American Woman and Dark Days in Monkey City. He has delivered more than 200 hours of content to Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, A&E and bio. Cumbo has been collaborating for 25 years with Ricardo Andrade, the president and creative director of Pixeldust Studios. The pair first worked together on producing indie films, live events and studio-based programming.

Andrade commented: “Lawrence and I have enjoyed a remarkably successful relationship for more than 25 years now. He is the ideal executive to be joining our company as we seek to expand our original productions and our entertainment division. During the past two years, we have become extremely excited about the success of this division, which has produced original, high-end content for high-profile and rather intricate television series. Now with Lawrence joining us, we are positioned for huge growth in the development and production of original television specials and series especially designed for SVOD streaming outlets. Right now, we are actively on the lookout for new material, and we believe our unique, full-service production capabilities will continue to shine as we work to evolve our entertainment division.”

Cumbo added: “Pixeldust has long been an industry leader in animation, innovation and entertainment. By joining the Pixeldust team, I envision leveraging over a decade of success into a multi-vertical media content provider in the global marketplace. Fortunately for me, the company already garners tremendous success with its client base and hive of talent in its studios in D.C. and New York. Ricardo and I embrace the changing landscape of original content and distribution. We’ve been doing it our whole careers, and now is the perfect time for us to join forces during this exciting evolution in our industry.”