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Coolabi taps new CP and TV distribution exec

The indie has appointed Allison Watkins to grow global distribution and consumer products for its key properties.
September 27, 2018

London’s Coolabi Group has hired Allison Watkins as its new director of consumer products and TV distribution to lead growth on screens and shelves for properties including Clangers, Beast Quest, Poppy Cat and Scream Street.

Prior to joining the indie company, Watkins was EVP of global consumer products and TV distribution at Beano Studios. And before that, she worked at DreamWorks Animation in roles including retail director for consumer products in EMEA.

This appointment follows news late last year that Coolabi had received US$14 million in funding from UK bank Santander Corporate & Commercial to grow its portfolio through original content and strategic acquisitions.

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