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Sean is a senior entertainment marketing and licensing executive with over twenty years of experience in branded character franchise development. Principal areas of expertise include IP financing and commercial development, alongside the creation of integrated marketing campaigns across movie, TV & digital platforms, and brand extensions into licensed merchandise and live events.
Sean is most recently a co-executive producer on Aardman’s features, ‘Early Man’, ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Movie’ and ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’, release in UK cinemas in October 2019.
In November 2019, Sean was announced as the managing director of Aardman, taking over from co-founder David Sproxton, who stepped back from the MD role after 43 years at the helm of the organisation.
Sean has been at the company for over 20 years and headed up the International Rights and Marketing department for over a decade.