Amanda Morrison. 

Komixx Entertainment has elevated Asia Pacific MD Amanda Morrison to head of global production.

In her new role, Morrison will remain based in Perth and report directly to group CEO Ed Glauser.

Komixx was founded in London in 2007, where its headquarters remains. Since then it has expanded to Los Angeles, and in 2017, opened an Asia Pacific office based in Perth, which Morrison has led over the last two years.

“Komixx is a dynamic and truly global production company focusing on the iGeneration that is growing up digital. Our shows are currently in production all over the world so I am super excited to take on this new role,” Morrison told IF.

For Morrison, working internationally from Australia gives Komixx a unique opportunity to draw from the depth of Australian talent while leveraging established relationships overseas.

The company’s expansion has been propelled by success in the kids and young-adult genre, including the The Kissing Booth for Netflix. Its approach to productions places an emphasis on trend analysis, evaluation of social and behavioural patterns and audience research.

Among its Australian productions is 10 part children’s series Itch for the ABC, based on British children’s author Simon Mayo’s novel. ABC Commercial will launch the series at MIPJunior in October.

Shot in Albany, WA, the action-adventure is aimed at 8-to-12 year-olds and stars Samuel Ireland opposite a cast of newcomers including Melanie Wozniak, Charles Russell, Kylah Day, Harry Popple, Henry Mendez and Keala Kern.

It was produced by Morrison, Tania Chambers and Melanie Halsal, scripted by Halsall, Dan Berlinka, Ron Elliott, Heather Wilson, Jessica Brookman and Roger Monk, and directed by Renée Webster and Nicholas Verso.

ABC Commercial head of content sales and distribution, Jessica Ellis said: “ABC Commercial is thrilled to be launching this first-class content at MIPJunior. We have built an excellent campaign around Itch and are confident it will resonate strongly with buyers in the international market place”.

Morrison said that the team was proud of taking a locally produced series to the international market that showcases the Australian landscape and its emerging talent so powerfully.

Other productions on the Komixx slate include The Kissing Booth 2 (Netflix), Cherub, Captured (Sony Pictures TV), My Life with the Walter Boys (Sony Pictures TV) and the animated Toby’s Travelling Circus (Channel 5 Milkshake/ABC), Wanda and the Alien (Nickelodeon/Nick Jnr Aus), and Dog Loves Books (CBeebies, Kika, ABC).

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