Irish Animation Studio Lighthouse Names New MD (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 1/22/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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Lighthouse Studios has named Claire Finn its new managing director. The animation studio is based in Kilkenny, Ireland, and has just finished work on Amazon series “Bug Diaries,” and started on another kids project for the streamer, the second season of “Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

Lighthouse is a joint venture between Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada’s best-known independent animation studios, and Cartoon Saloon, which is also based in Kilkenny and has had three Oscar nominations.

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Finn comes to Lighthouse from London-based shingle Firecracker Films. Her new role sees her tasked with growing the studio’s development slate, expanding production, and increasing the work for third parties.

“Claire brings a wealth of experience in content development, production, design and the management of artists, all of which will benefit Lighthouse Studios in growing its pipeline,” said Clint Eland, Mercury Filmworks CEO. “She is a talented creative executive and producer who has demonstrated a keen acumen for strategic planning across all media...
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