Studio 100 hires former WildBrain copro director & ex-WDR commissioner

Manuela Lumb

German kids firm Studio 100 Media has landed Manuela Lumb and Richard Rowe as executive producers.

The duo will scout and develop new projects and IPs for kids’ series, in addition to identifying partners for co-development and co-production.

Lumb will focus on German-speaking countries, while Rowe will concentrate on English-speaking territories.

Lumb has been behind German show such as KiKAninchen for KiKA and Löwenzähnchen for ZDF, having peviously been a commissioning editor at SWR and WDR.

Richard Rowe

Rowe worked on shows including Inspector Gadget and Dorg Van Dango, and before that worked for Canada’s WildBrain/DHX Media as director of international co-productions & acquisitions.

Before that, he was director of acquisitions & originals at Turner, overseeing acquisitions and original series for EMEA kids’ channels.

Martin Krieger, CEO of Studio 100 Media, said the duo would “drive the expansion of our European slate. Both are exceptional personalities, with profound expertise in the kids and family entertainment business. They are a powerful support in our goal to expand the Studio 100 line-up to new genres and target groups and I am excited they are joining us on this amazing journey.”

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