Jellyfish Pictures appoints new Animation Global Head of Production

Member News  |  15 November 2023

The studio promotes Animation Executive Producer, Will Newis, to Animation Global Head of Production.

Will Newis, Animation Global Head of Production at Jellyfish Pictures

Leading global animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures names a new Animation Global Head of Production. Previously serving as Executive Producer in the Animation division, Will Newis has been appointed as Animation Global Head of Production. Will’s credits prior to joining Jellyfish Pictures include 1917, Nope, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, The Lion King, and Prehistoric Planet.

Will brings production strength, prowess and experience to this executive role and will spearhead the production leadership in Animation to ensure the success of our global expansion efforts. He will work closely with the Jellyfish Pictures Senior Leadership Team to define and drive the overall vision and strategy for production, nurturing and developing our talent, and delivering progressive and reliable production solutions to our clients.

Natalie Llewellyn, Managing Director – Animation and Originals at Jellyfish Pictures

I’m incredibly excited to take on this new role at Jellyfish Pictures, working with the truly world-class talent we have in London, Mumbai and around the globe. The team continue to produce outstanding work across a diverse range of high-profile projects, and I look forward to building and developing our production processes to deliver the best creative output possible.

Will Newis, Animation Global Head of Production at Jellyfish Pictures

As Animation Global Head of Production, Newis will lead the Jellyfish Pictures production teams in London, Mumbai, and around the world, as well as provide support across their wide slate of productions. He will work closely alongside Creative Director of Animation, Archie Donato, to ensure that the teams continue to generate and deliver the high-quality work and artistic excellence that Jellyfish Pictures is known for.

Jellyfish Pictures is currently in production on an animated series for Netflix EMEA/Lime entitled Wereworld, based on a popular book series by Curtis Jobling, and an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits for Netflix. It has also recently started production on a new feature animation for a Hollywood studio.