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Director of Content
Michael Dee is Director of Content at Coolabi, a UK-based Intellectual Property company. Michael is responsible for all creative content for the children’s group portfolio, including digital exploitation. He has over twenty years of experience in developing content, brands and properties in the media and entertainment industries. Currently at Coolabi Michael is an executive producer on the Nick Jr UK-commissioned series, Poppy Cat, and is refreshing consumer products strategies for Purple Ronnie and Bagpuss.
Prior to Coolabi Michael was Development Director at Walker Productions, a division of UK based publisher Walker Books. During his time there all selected properties for development were subsequently picked up by a UK or global broadcaster for further development and commissioning, including Tilly & Friends (CBeebies), Hugglemonsters (Disney Jr), Fleabag Monkeyface (CiTV). Michael is currently working on a Coolabi-Walker co-development, Scream Street.
Michael was previously Strategic Director at Chorion and was responsible for the roll-out, development and forward planning of properties such as Mr Men and the Blyton catalogue.
Earlier roles include head of pre-school IP and Children’s Brands at BBC Worldwide. In addition to Chorion he has further experience in the independent production sector at Tell-Tale Productions (now Wish Films) as their Director of Intellectual Property.
At Disney, Michael was Head of UK Marketing for Disneyland Paris, and an executive at Buena Vista Productions, responsible for Disney branded TV specials throughout Europe.