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CAKE taps Rob Doherty as production VP

The former Aardman, Disney and Larkshead Media exec will oversee the London-based company's growing slate of co-productions.
February 26, 2018

London-based kids TV distributor CAKE has appointed former Aardman Animations, Disney and ITV exec Rob Doherty as its new VP of production.

Doherty, who has spent 25 years in animation and children’s television, was also formerly a part of Larkshead Media, a kids media service company launched by former Nickelodeon UK VP and director of programming Tim Patterson in 2016.

At CAKE, Doherty will oversee the company’s growing slate of co-productions, as well as develop ongoing and future production partnerships. His remit will include Space Chickens in Space (52 x 11 minutes), which is set to air on Disney EMEA and Channel 9 Australia.

Doherty will be work closely with CAKE CEO and creative director Tom van Waveren, as well as creative VP Emily Whinnett.


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