Lighthouse Studios, the new Irish production house launched in 2017 as a joint venture between Ottawa, Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon, has announced the hire of content and advertising creative executive Claire Finn as the studio’s new managing director.
Finn, who most recently served as head of content/executive producer for branded entertainment at London-based Firecracker Films, will be responsible for growing Lighthouse’s development commitments and expanding production projects, focusing on children’s and family animated content. She will also work toward increasing the studios’ global production services clients.
The 2d studio in Kilkenny, which has said it intends to employ 140 production personnel, offers end-to-end production services, from script and storyboard through design, animation, and post. It’s currently wrapping production on the Amazon Original preschool series Bug Diaries and starting preliminary animation on the second season of Give A Mouse A Cookie, also for Amazon.