Leading Nordic animation IP studio Gigglebug Entertainment has announced two key new appointments of Lucy Pryke and Jarkko Nordlund, as creative producer and board member/special advisor, respectively. The appointments come after a period of rapid growth, which has seen two new shows with major broadcasters starting production and represents a strengthening of the team as Gigglebug’s international expansion plans continue apace.
Lucy Pryke, who joins Gigglebug as a creative producer, has a wealth of experience in developing and producing children’s animation, including more than three years as a senior manager in animation at Disney EMEA – where she worked on Sadie Sparks and with Gigglebug on 101 Dalmatian Street. Prior to that she spent seven years at the BBC as a development producer for CBBC, where her credits include “Shaun the Sheep,” “Scream Street” and “Zig and Zag.” Most recently she worked at King Bert Productions with a focus on developing ideas for children’s animation.
Jarkko Nordlund joins Gigglebug as a board member and special advisor to assist the flourishing company with growth management. A prominent figure in Nordic media for more than 20 years, his vast experience includes stints as chief executive officer for MTV Oy and as MD for Universal Music Finland & Baltics, Viasat and Canal+. A seasoned board professional, he has brought his expertise to several leading firms in the region over recent years to support their development, including TV3 Media, Kaleva Media and Oomi Energia.
“A huge welcome to the brilliant Lucy and Jarkko!” says Anttu Harlin, co-founder, Gigglebug. “They are wonderful additions to the super talents and world-class creativity here at Gigglebug. It’s an exciting time for us and their vast experience and knowhow will play a key part in our ambitious plans for international growth and our aim of becoming a leading European animation studio that spreads joy around the world.”