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Lindsay Watson

CANUK Productions

Researcher and Animation Producer

Lindsay Watson

Lindsay Watson is a Children’s Animation Producer based in London.

Originally from Toronto she fell in love with animation in 1995 when ‘Toy Story’ was first released. With a background in theatre, design and integrated media Lindsay graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2006 and moved to London in 2007. She got her first ‘proper job’ at kids TV distributor Cake Entertainment and in 2010 moved to Cameron Mackintosh as Head of Digital during the 25th anniversaries of ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

In 2012 Lindsay worked as Animation Consultant for Bournemouth University & Arts University Bournemouth on their project The International VFX Hub. She launched a new animation and VFX festival called BFX at BAFTA and oversaw a small studio along with other educational projects.

In 2013 Lindsay launched Animated Women UK a volunteer organisation with 5 key aims: mentoring, networking, showcasing, recruitment and education (www.animatedwomenuk.com).

From 2013 to 2015 Lindsay studied part-time with Bournemouth University for a Masters in Professional Media Practice focused on Animation Management. During this time she also worked part-time as a consultant for software company Toon Boom as Head of UK Business Development & Sales.

Lindsay founded CANUK Productions in 2013, a private consultancy firm dealing specifically with Canadian/British co-production of animated children’s TV series. She has worked as Development Producer on a number of projects (www.canukproductions.com).

Her favorite animated shorts are: ‘The Log Driver’s Waltz’ (1979), ‘The Cat Came Back’ (1988), ‘Not Without My Handbag’ (1993) and ‘Wat’s Pig’ (1996).

She would love to produce animation from somewhere warm and sunny that features fantastic female characters.

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