Compact Media are pleased to announce that they have extended their exclusive arrangement with UK based animators Aardman for the management and collection of their audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) at MIPCOM.
Aardman for over 30 years has been responsible for some of the best loved animation series and films including: Wallace & Gromit; Shaun The Sheep, Flushed Away; Chicken Run, The Pirates; and the new film “Early Man’ due for release in 2018.
“Aardman distributes content in over 170 territories worldwide, and as an independent producer with a relatively small focussed team it is important that we find partners that understand the fast moving dynamics of our business. Compact have delivered a consistent service adopting not only a professional but personal approach. Compact gives Aardman peace of mind and the confidence that our rights collection is in the best hands.”
Sean Clarke (Head of Rights & Brand Development) - Aardman
“We are thrilled to continue our long standing relationship with Aardman – their content is loved by all ages across the world. Animation, like no other genre, travels globally and cuts across language, ages and cultural differences. "
Andy Harwood (VP, Business Development) - Compact
"At Compact we know these AVSR royalties are meaningful and important to producers like Aardman who invest in the face of daily financial challenges and we work hard to to ensure all royalties find their way home. What better place than MIPCOM to finalise our global deal amongst our friends and colleagues.”
Mark Rowland (VP & General Manager) - Compact
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, series, advertising and digital entertainment for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercial productions www.aardman.com