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Hoho Entertainment was co-founded in Jan 2011 by Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells to develop, finance and produce children’s properties, designed to be seen and experienced on all media platforms.
Oliver started his career editing a children’s comic, ‘The Shoe People Monthly’. He went on to write books and stories for the Shoe People characters. He joined ITEL, then the UK’s leading independent distributor and was there for 10 years, eventually becoming Head of Programming. Simultaneously, he held the position of Head of Co-production and Development at ITEL’s sister company, Cosgrove Hall Films, where he oversaw shows including ‘Foxbusters‘ and ‘Fetch the Vet’. From 2000-2004 he served as creative director at Entertainment Rights plc and exec-produced ‘The Basil Brush Show’, ‘Postman Pat’ and ‘Little Red Tractor’. Oliver joined Target Entertainment in early 2006, exec-producing two series of ‘Fluffy Gardens’ and building the children’s programming library.