Animated Answers: Setting up Shop, making an animation studio

  • Animated Answers: Setting up Shop, making an animation studio

Working with our industry partner Brown Bag Films we’re proud to present Animated Answers. Bringing together people from industry to answer questions from the audience about issues anyone working in industry or interested in a career in animation can relate to. Come along armed with questions and put them to our panel of experts from the creative community.

Animated Answers – Setting up Shop, making an animation studio

Studios big and small all come from somewhere, be it friends starting out or long established companies making new ventures in new towns we talk shop and welcome the people who have created companies to share in their experience in making a studio that works.


Sarah McQuire

Sarah is Director of Operations (UK) at Brown Bag Films. She has worked in the animation industry for 11 years.  After qualifying as a Management Accountant with an engineering company, she worked at a dairy before moving into animation.

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Jamie Badminton

Jamie Badminton is Creative Director and Co-Founder of Karrot Animation in London. The studio is best known for their BAFTA-winning CBeebies series Sarah & Duck which now totals 120 episodes across three seasons.

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Helen Brown

Helen Brown is an experienced Animation Producer, founder of Hoopla Animation and the creator of the popular pre-school series, ‘Daisy & Ollie’. Helen has worked in the Animation Industry for more than 20 years, firstly with Cosgrove Hall and then with other notable companies such as Hot Animation, Hit Entertainment, Chapman Entertainment and Boulder Media.

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Erica Lack

Erica is Head of 2D at Brown Bag Films (UK). She has been working in animation since 2000. Starting as a Key Animator and Clean-Up Artist on a hand drawn series for a U.S client, back in her hometown of Auckland New Zealand. In 2005 She moved to Ireland and began working as a Digital 2D Animator at Brown Bag Films where she worked on ‘Wobbly Land’ for Disney. 

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Date & Time: Wed, 13 Nov - 12:30
Approx. Runtime: 60 mins
Venue: Theatre 2