Former Little Aiplane senior staffer Heather Tilert has been named the new development director at New Jersey-based design studio Puppet Heap Workshop.
Tilert is responsible for building and expanding the company’s development slate as well as overseeing the creative evolution of all original properties from concept phase through to pre-production phase.
Tilert honed her scripting, lyrical and directorial experience through working on kids television channels around the world. As a voiceover director, she has cast and directed hundreds of hours of child and adult talent for animated independent films, musical television series and a virtual world and has worked with Nick Jr., CBeebies, BBC Worldwide, Nickelodeon UK, Snowflake Films NYC, Cranium, Disney and Fisher Price.
Most recently, Tilert was a senior staff member at Little Airplane Productions, where she established the company’s international presence by setting up and running the company’s UK office. As the prodco’s head of international & head of development, she forged strategic partnerships with both potential broadcast and co-production partners.