Getting An Animated TV Series Off The Ground

24 · Feb · 2017

Since the news broke last year that we would be adapting Flix as a TV series, we have taken the project to Kidscreen in Miami twice, to the Stuttgart Animation Production Day, to MIFA, Mipcom and CMC. This is only the beginning and we will have a lot of amazing news about the project to share in the near future so watch this space.

How Much Does It Cost?

In the meantime, a couple of facts about getting an animated TV series off the ground:
Did you know that it can take about five years from the beginning of development to seeing a show on your screen? That is costs anywhere between €8,000 – 12,000 per minute of animation? This means that it usually takes a long time for broadcasters and investors to commit to a project – it’s just such a large financial outlay!

Co-Production Is Like A Marriage

I am also told time and again that a co-production is like a marriage so you really want to choose wisely – it’s a long-term relationship. In this case, I’m happy to say that I have amazing co-producers at Eye Present, I really love working with them.

Be Passionate!!

The bottom line is that in order to pursue a project you need to be deeply passionate about it. It just takes so much time and money and requires a lot of networking and building of good relationships. That’s just one of the great reasons to attend markets like Kidscreen or Mipcom. And that’s one of the things that I most love about the animation industry- I am always struck by how passionate and personable people are as well as by what a hard working and intensely driven a bunch of characters they are.