Coolabi welcomes Allison Watkins to role of director of consumer products and TV distribution

Coolabi Group has appointed a new director of consumer products and TV distribution in the form of Allison Watkins.

In her new role, Watkins will focus on global distribution and consumer products growth for Collabi’s key portfolio of properties including Clangers, Beast Quest, Poppy Cat and Scream Street.

The new CP director joins the team from Beano Studios and prior to this held a series of senior roles at DreamWorks, The Walt Disney Company and Paramount. With a proven track record of driving business growth and managing high profile brands and franchises, she will be “an invaluable asset to the Coolabi business.”

Coolabi has been eyeing routes to international growth over the past number of years. The appointment of Watkins is the latest step forward in the mission. Watkins will report into Coolabi’s chief executive, Jeremy Banks.

“I am thrilled to join Coolabi as they bring all of their commercial distribution together,” said Watkins. “I am excited to be working with such amazing brands, and look forward to working with the Coolabi team, our agents and partners to bring all of our properties to the widest audiences possible across the world.”

Banks added: “I am delighted to welcome Allison to the Coolabi team. This is a new role within the Group, and her wealth of experience across several key disciplines will be invaluable as we continue our exciting path of international growth.”

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