Animation and design studio Factory TM has appointed media entrepreneur Neil Court as its new non-executive chairman.
Court will join the company’s board, along with former Cosgrove Hall executives, managing director Phil Chalk and director Vince James
Court will be taking a strategic role at Factory TM, using his track record in the international kids’ business to help build the company’s IP ownership, as well as advising on international co-production deals across TV and digital media.
“We have long respected what Neil has achieved in the international kids’ business and he adds great kudos to our offering and our board as well as strategic thinking as we shape the next stage of the company’s growth into further IP ownership and productions with international potential,” says Phil Chalk, managing director, Factory TM.
Court comes to Factory TM with more than 25 years of experience in international co-production and development. He was a founding principal of DHX Media, which has become one of the largest suppliers of children’s programming in the international market.
“I’ve been looking to get involved with a company that has the best potential in the rapidly evolving children’s media sector. I think Factory TM is that business,” says Court. “Factory has great creative talent, strong leadership, a solid client base and an ambition that can take us to great heights. I am bringing my experience and international network to Factory to help it become a really significant player.”
Specializing in animation and design for TV and advertising, Factory TM’s credits include “Strange Hill High,” a production for FremantleMedia and CBBC; “Tumble Travels” for CBeebies; and Chapman Entertainment’s “Fifi and The Flowertots.”