Thursday, January 17, 2019

Turner promotes producer Sarah Fell to director of original kids series for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has promoted Sarah Fell, producer on The Amazing World of Gumball, to director of original series for kids.

Sarah Fell will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of all Turner kids' series across the EMEA region, including the recently commissioned Elliott From Earth series.

Sarah Fell is also tasked with finding and developing new talent and ideas into content that can play across Turner's kids' platforms in the region. Sarah Fell joined Turner in 2011 as producer of Cartoon Network's (DStv 301) The Amazing World of Gumball.

She also oversaw production of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, as well as Turner EMEA's first Boomerang (DStv 302) original series, The Happos Family.

Sarah Fell will report to Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer for Turner EMEA and international kids strategy.

Patricia Hidalgo says "Finding the best creative talent across our region, sourcing and developing ideas into great shows is key to the success of our kids business".

"Shows produced here like The Amazing World of Gumball and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe have not only enjoyed significant critical acclaim but have proven key in making our channels and digital platforms successful in EMEA and across the globe."

"None of this would have been possible without Sarah's creative leadership and we're delighted she will be taking on this expanded role to help bring more of our EMEA-made content to the forefront."