Wildseed hires Disney alum for kids content push

UK indie Wildseed Studios has appointed Disney alum Elena Wurlitzer as senior development executive to help grow its slate of scripted kids and family content.

Wurlitzer joins Wildseed’s creative team with more than 15 years of TV development and production experience at companies including Disney, CBeebies, Super RTL and DHX Media.

She arrives as Wildseed is rapidly expanding its slate, having already produced projects for Disney, BBC, Alibaba and Fullscreen, and with two new original series in the works – The Last Bus for Netflix and Dodo for Sky.

Founded in 2013, by MD Miles Bullough and creative director Jesse Cleverly, Wildseed Studios is a scripted entertainment production company specialising in nurturing new talent and creating live action and animation content for young adults, children and family audiences.

“Wildseed has based its entire approach around finding and mentoring the most vivid and exciting new voices. With ever more platforms seeking unique creator-driven properties to attract highly selective audiences, the need for such talent has never been more pressing” said Cleverly.

“Now that we have Elena here, we can take our hugely successful approach to the next level and cement Wildseed’s reputation as a premium supplier of creator-driven scripted content for kids, family and youth audiences”.

Wurlitzer added: “I’m delighted to be joining Wildseed at such an exciting time for the business, where I can continue my passion for working with the best creative voices in an environment where the discovery and nurturing of new talent is firmly centre stage.”

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