David Neumann, a former agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has created an animation management and production company called Newmation. The venture, launched amid industry changes brought by the pandemic, will focus on film and tv animation.
Newmation’s initial client list includes:
- Hugh Welchman (co-director and co-producer, Loving Vincent)
- Gary Trousdale (co-director, 1991’s Beauty and the Beast)
- Anita Doron (co-writer, The Breadwinner)
- Andrew Chesworth (co-director and co-writer, One Small Step)
- Shaofu Zhang (producer and co-writer, One Small Step)
- Malenga Mulendema (creator, Mama K’s Team 4)
- Gustavo Steinberg (co-director and co-writer, Tito and the Birds)
- Taiko Studios (One Small Step)
- Breakthru Films (Loving Vincent)
Neumann is currently producing several projects. Only one has been announced so far: Leonardo’s Robot, which Anita Doron is directing, and Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty) onboard to produce. The company will also produce live-action content.