Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has further strengthened its creative team, with the appointment of Yoshiya Ayugai as Executive Producer, Animation. Reporting to Silas Hickey, Creative Director, Asia Pacific Animation Development, this newly created role highlights the increasing importance Turner is placing on the development of top-quality original production in the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Ayugai will be responsible for the production of original animated content, and creative supervision for shorts, series and long-form productions. He will be working with the region’s most dynamic animation studios from Mumbai to Manila and Seoul to Sydney — and everywhere in between — to produce comedy and adventure-inspired content that animates kids’ lives.
The appointment coincides with Turner’s commitment to bolstering original production in the Asia Pacific region, with multiple animation projects underway in markets such as India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.