Find out more about the senior team at Acamar Films
We are an independent creative studio headquartered in Camden, London and we love what we do. Our mission is to “move and delight” audiences worldwide. We produce Bing the international award-winning animated series and we are truly dedicated to serving the needs of young children in all that we do.
Mikael’s filmography is testament to his long-term creative vision and leadership. Over a period of 30 years Mikael has established an international reputation for identifying, developing and producing a wide range of hit film and television projects including Nick Park’s Oscar winning Wallace & Gromit, the global phenomenon that is Pingu, BAFTA winning Hilltop Hospital, the multi-award winning Flatworld and Aardman Animation’s Rex The Runt. Other projects include Noddy, Funny Bones, Operavox, The Animals of Farthing Wood, Narnia, The Borrowers, Pond Life and LAVA LAVA. Mikael has led creative teams in senior roles at the BBC, EVA Entertainment, Pearson Television, Atom Films, Ealing Studios and now at Acamar Films.
Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit, The Wrong Trousers, Animated Short Film, Oscar Winner; Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit, A Close Shave, Animated Short Film, Oscar Winner. (Both films ‘greenlit’ by Mikael as Head of Business Development for BBC Children’s International); Hilltop Hospital 1 BAFTA nomination and 1 BAFTA win for Best Pre-School Series. (Executive Producer); Flatworld, BAFTA nomination, Best Animated Short Film. (Executive Producer); Ten Minutes Older, Cannes Film Festival, nomination, Un Certain Regard. (Associate Producer); Bing, BAFTA nomination, Best Pre-School Animation, International Emmy Winner, Best Pre-School Animation, Winner, Writer’s Guild Award, Best Writing in a Children’s TV episode. (Producer, Team Writer, Series Voice Director).
Julie started her career at KPMG London in the Financial Services area, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Julie’s ensuing career has included roles at Universal Music and Sony Music. At Sony, she worked as label business analyst within the Epic and S2 label divisions, with projects including many large-scale artist renegotiations. Julie also spent two years as part of Sony Corporation’s internal audit team, and carried out reviews of numerous Sony music, TV and film companies worldwide.
More recently, Julie has concentrated on Finance Director appointments in entrepreneurial or start-up companies within the creative industries. These have included five years at Global Talent Group (now Global Radio) where, among other projects, she worked on the purchase of Chrysalis Radio, and four years at Metropolis Group Limited where the management team completed a buy-out of the business. As part of that buy-out process, Julie worked on raising private equity finance, a sale and leaseback of the property and the subsequent sale of the company to new investors. Since joining Acamar in 2014, Julie has overseen the running of the finance and corporate finance teams where she has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of both functions as well as Acamar’s corporate finance initiatives.
Nikica joined Acamar in 2017 as a Production Assistant working on the fourth series of Bing and has worked her way to her current role of Chief Production and Editorial Officer. Nikica leads all aspects of the global production of Bing including the creation of Bing episodes, all editorial considerations and additional content such as live-action shorts, educational formats, audio, cinema packages, and music videos. Nikica oversees the reversioning of Bing across global territories, responsible for delivering the award-winning series in 37 languages.
Nikica has a theatre background having trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before working in a number of different production roles across theatre, film and television.
An experienced digital production and media professional, Jodie leads the strategy, planning and operation of Bing’s global content distribution, and with driving audience growth and engagement across multiple platforms and territories.
Working closely alongside Mikael and the wider Acamar leadership team, Jodie plays a vital role in shaping Bing’s global expansion; overseeing Sales & Distribution, YouTube, Social Media & Audience Engagement, Digital Product, and Production Management – always ensuring that Bing’s audience needs are placed at the centre of every decision.
Prior to joining Acamar, Jodie was Director of Digital Content at Beano Studios where she managed the launch of Beano’s multi-award winning digital entertainment network. Previously she was Managing Editor, Online at Channel 4 with responsibility for leading the digital commissioning team.
Marianne is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales. Her most recent role before joining Acamar was Director of Group Legal acting as interim General Counsel of ITV plc, where she was a member of the executive leadership team and led a global team responsible for legal and business affairs, M&A, litigation, rights and compliance operations. Previous appointments at ITV plc include Senior VP of Legal Operations at ITV Studios New York, working on the corporate expansion of ITV Studios’ production capabilities and labels in the USA; and Head of Legal of ITV Consumer, where she worked on the digital exploitation of ITV’s library and brands. Prior to that, she was Head of Legal of Two Way TV. Marianne started her career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Paris.
Katie leads the Acamar Films team responsible for licensing and experiential revenues for Bing globally. She oversees the growth of Bing in successful existing territories, such as the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland, as well as those territories in which Bing has newly launched. Katie is a member of Acamar’s Senior Leadership Team, advising on the strategic direction of Acamar Films, identifying new prospects for Bing and leading on licensing negotiations across all territories.
Prior to joining Acamar Films, Katie has served as Senior Director, Global Strategy & New Business Development at Hasbro, working across their brand portfolio. She has also held leadership positions at Entertainment One, FremantleMedia UK and HIT Entertainment. During her career she has led strategy and teams on several iconic hit pre-school properties including Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Chuggington and Teletubbies.
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You can contact Acamar Films by email or by post:
Acamar Films Limited
42-43 Gloucester Crescent
London NW1 7DL
Tel: 020 3675 7450