Brown Bag Films’ Announcing a New 2D Studio in Manchester #PressRelease

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on November 20 2014

We're delighted to announce that Brown Bag Films are opening up a brand new 2D animation studio in Manchester!

CEO Cathal Gaffney announced the news at Manimation festival in MediaCityUK, Manchester, this morning, where he delivered the keynote address.

Brown Bag Films CEO, Cathal Gaffney, said

“As we celebrate our 20th year in business this year, there is no better way to celebrate than by expanding and opening a new studio in Manchester. We are very excited to get back to our hand-drawn animation roots with this 2D studio and Manchester is such a brilliant and vibrant city with so much talent to offer. As we grow, we hope to have as many as 40 full time jobs in the new year.”


Sarah McQuire, newly appointed Studio Manager of Brown Bag Films UK said,

“To be part of the creation of a new, vivacious studio is a very exciting venture.  The studio opening has created a number of roles for people within the Animation Industry and to be involved from the beginning is an opportunity not to be missed.”

The Manchester studio will build on Brown Bag Films’ track record by implementing a long form 2D animation pipeline using Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro software throughout and expanding their current output of animation production to the North West of the UK.

Robert Chandler, Executive Producer, UK, for Brown Bag Films, said

“The new studio will be producing and developing material for all ages of children, including pre-school and older age groups. We’ll be equipped to handle all kinds of 2D animation, from cut-out to traditional. This is very exciting for British animation.”

Brown Bag Films' new animation studio is opening at The Sharp Project, Manchester, in November, 2014.



Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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