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John is an award winning producer and director who began his animation career in feature film working at 20th Century Fox in the States This was followed by a stint at MTV in New York where he spent two years as the lead character designer on a number of projects. Being familiar with both pre and post production and with the technologies associated with both, John set up Jam Media in 2002 with two college friends. Since then the studio has produced the award winning pre-school series Picme (104 X 5) with RTE, Funky Fables (26 x 11) with the BBC and most recently Roy (26 x 28) which won the RTS Award for Best Children’s Drama in 2010. JAM are currently in preproduction on Baby Jakewith Darrall Macqueen and CBeebies, Tilly and Friends with Walker Books and CBeebies, and Series 2 of Roy with CBBC. JAM’s brands have sold to over 90 territories and have been translated into in excess of 20 languages. John holds a Masters in Multi-Media from Trinity College, Dublin.
John will be a speaker in “Programme Development – Creative or Market Driven”