Great new out of Kilkenny today:
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board welcomes the news that award-winning Irish animation company, Cartoon Saloon and Canadian firm Mercury Filmworks will launch Lighthouse Studios—a new venture, focused on 2-D animation, that will create 140 jobs in Kilkenny over the next three years.
Supported by the IDA and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the new joint venture will be hiring designers, animators, effects artists, compositors, technical directors, 3D modelers, riggers, lighting and texture artists and IT administrators
Lighthouse Studios will operate independently from both companies with its own management team reporting to a Board of Directors comprised of executives from both Cartoon Saloon and Mercury Filmworks. The company will specialise in 2D animation with some CGI integration, using the latest technologies to deliver high-quality children’s and family animated content.
You can read the full release here. Absolutely thrilling to see the Irish animation sector growing and doing so well.