Kim Goody and Alan Coates' Soho Square Studios has launched its new television production company, Soho Square Productions, and Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman is on board to helm its first pre-school animation.
Tim Harper is also on board to direct the company’s first 52 x 11-minute series, which will be available for broadcasters to see at MIPCOM, along with other shows already in development.
As well as children’s animation, the production slate at Soho Square Productions will span a cross-section of genres and the company also has plans to expand into documentaries and drama.
"Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the best talent in the entertainment industry," said Goody.
"Not only can Alan and I bring our joint knowledge and experiences of writing, sound, picture, music and production to the table, but we are proud to be working with such a credible and creative team including Keith Chapman, Tim Harper, and our own expert engineers at Soho Square Studios.
"There is a really positive trend today within our highly competitive industry towards collaboration, pulling our joint talents together to get our ideas made. I think it’s a great way forward and can only ultimately create better results, which is good for everyone. We look forward to meeting with broadcasters at MIPCOM, as well as announcing our exciting projects in the near future.”
Alan Coates added: “We have been involved with production throughout our respective careers. As creatives, it seemed more and more obvious that we had a lot to offer and to retain some ownership of what we have always done, which is to create good ideas. Keith Chapman and Tim Harper never ceased to thrill and impress us with their work, and we are excited about bringing together such an outstanding team of industry greats with amazing vision and expertise.
"Throughout our 25 years of professional life together, Kim and I have built one of the finest Audio Post Production houses in London. In 2007, we rebranded due to our fantastic new location, and built six new Audio Post Production studios in Soho Square. We are extremely excited that another chapter and a new arm of Soho Square Studios is being born. Soho Square Productions is definitely one to look out for this MIPCOM.”