Simon Flamank


Ex-Rovio animation chief Dorra launches new prodco

Former Rovio Entertainment animation boss Nick Dorra has launched his own Helsinki-based production studio. Haruworks has debuted after what Dorra (pictured) described as a “successful round of funding” from unnamed investors. Dorra has formed an advisory board including children’s entertainment experts such as Fred Seibert, Cake co-founder Tom van Waveren, eOne Family’s Nick Gawne and […]

2014 Year in Review, part two

What were the moments that defined 2014 for individual companies in the international TV space? In the second part of our three-part Year in Review special, we unearth the deals that mattered to those brokering them. The quality of programming in 2014 continued the recent trend that has seen TV become a prime source of […]

Viewpoint: Simon Flamank, Bob & Co.

Veteran kids TV financier and producer Simon Flamank explains why piecing together investment on an animated children’s series is now more akin to the independent film producer model than the public broadcaster commission of old. We all regularly talk about the changing landscape of animatedchildren’s TV programming, how there are more television channels, more platforms, […]

Viewpoint: Simon Flamank, Bob & Co.

Veteran kids TV financier and producer Simon Flamank explains why piecing together investment on an animated children’s series is now more akin to the independent film producer model than the public broadcaster commission of old. We all regularly talk about the changing landscape of animatedchildren’s TV programming, how there are more television channels, more platforms, […]