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Deborah Thorpe

TVA

Consultant

Deborah Thorpe

Deborah started her career during the early days of Channel 4, buying animation by the minute including Pixar’s ‘Tin Toy’, and Nick Park’s ‘A Grand Day Out’.  She soon became the Channel’s senior negotiator for animation, entertainment and youth programmes responsible for annual programme budgets of £28 million.  Deborah worked on ground breaking animations from Aardman, TVC, Spitting Image, Oscar winning team Snowden Fine and many more, helping to raise finance and stretch the Channel’s annual £1million budget as far as possible within the animation community. After 9 years at Channel 4, Deborah joined Absolutely Productions where she worked on the BBC show ‘Stressed Eric’ (co-produced by Klasky Csupo, makers of The Simpsons).  Then Deborah set up asos.com with her partners in 1999.  After the successful float of this online retail business, Deborah returned to television as Group Commercial Director for Noel Edmond’s Unique Communications Group.  In recent years Deborah has worked as a consultant and EP on a broad range of animation and drama projects with clients and collaborators such as Rob Minkoff (director of Disney’s The Lion King) and Agatha Christie Limited.

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