Mercury Filmworks expands management team

Jefferson AllenCanadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks is expanding its management team, promoting several key executives and hiring new staff as its content library grows.

Mercury claims high demand for its content from buyers such as Disney, Netflix and Amazon means expansion is needed. The firm has over ten projects in the delivery pipeline along with the newly created Lighthouse Studios, which was launched as a joint venture with Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon earlier this year.

Current vice presidents Sandra Green and Nicole St. Pierre are promoted to senior VP of finance and SVP of business and legal, respectively. Both will report to Mercury CEO Clint Eland.

Mercury’s head of studio, Jefferson Allen (pictured), has been promoted to vice president of studio operations, expanding his areas of responsibility to include oversight of all general production and studio operations.

Supervising producer Chantal Ling rises to the newly created role of vice president of original series and co-productions, tasked with collaborating with broadcasters and partners on the development, financing, and production of series and co-productions, as well as supporting the management team at Lighthouse Studios.

Joining the team at Mercury Tara Pollock comes on board in the newly created role of studio manager. Reporting to newly appointed Allen, Pollock will also work closely with chief creative officer Jerry Popowich, who continues to oversee studio culture and talent development activities.

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