Jenny Johnstone

Hall leaves CHF post as committee takes over

Simon Hall is exiting his managing director post at UK-based toon house CHF Media Group. Animation veteran Hall has been with CHF, which was born out of Danger Mouse studio Cosgrove Hall Productions, since 2012. However, he is leaving “to pursue new opportunities”, according to a company statement. A new executive committee at production subsidiary […]

Channel 5 conjures up Magic Marlon toon

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a new animated series from the producers behind Dangermouse, Count Duckula and Wind in the Willows. The 52x7mins preschool toon, Magic Marlon, will air on Channel 5’s Milkshake next year in the spring or summer. It comes from CHF Entertainment, which also sold its last show, Pip Ahoy!, to […]

CHF Media president exits

Francis Fitzpatrick is leaving CHF Media Group, the UK animation indie born out of the ashes of the famous Cosgrove Hall Productions company. Fitzpatrick has stepped down from his post as CHF president, though he remains a part of the majority shareholder group that founded the firm in 2011. “It has been a privilege to […]

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick hires Johnstone

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment, the business formed by the founders of UK toon studio Cosgrove Hall, has hired Jenny Johnstone as its commercial director. Johnstone joins the kids business from Licensing Management International where she developed L&M campaigns for HBO’s Game of Thrones among others. Commenting on her appointment, she said: “CHF’s heritage in producing […]