Studio 100’s Flying Bark readies new LA studio

Ian Graham will head up the new Los Angeles outpost as Chief Creative Director in 2020 – and Flying Bark’s Sydney office will also expand

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 09.12.2019 | Entertainment

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Studio 100 Group is gearing up for a massive 2020 with the opening of a new Los Angeles studio for Flying Bark Productions.

Ian Graham will lead the new outpost, which will open in early 2020, as Chief Creative Director, focusing on creative leadership and long-term content strategy for the new studio.

Ian will spearhead a development slate for original production working with local and international talent and will help supervise pre-production teams for both original and client service work. 

He brings more than 20 years’ in animation to the role, as a highly regarded storyboard artist, director, animator, producer and storyteller. Previously he’s worked on hits including SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy and Invader Zim.

“We are delighted to be working with Ian in his new role as Chief Creative Director for our LA Studio,” says Barbara Stephen, CEO Flying Bark Productions. “We share Ian’s passion for producing quality animation and working with a diverse mix of creative talent and highly value his experience and commitment to the industry.  

“Flying Bark continues to grow with full-service teams specialising in hand-drawn, traditional 2D animation and CGI production in Sydney and the new LA studio will help cater to an increased demand for high-end animation services.”

In addition, Flying Bark’s Australian head office in Sydney is currently in the process of expansion with a relocation to new premises in Alexandria. The brand-new creator driven space is due for completion by mid-2020. 


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