Company’s First European Office to be led by Stephen Gould
Bento Box Entertainment is expanding its international footprint with the opening of Sutikki UK. The company’s first office in Europe, it will focus on growing its new kids and family business, Sutikki, which launched in October 2016, co-founded by Andrew Kerr and Irene Weibel.
Sutikki has announced that industry stalwart Stephen Gould will be joining the company to lead the UK office and take on the new role of territory head – UK and EMEA. His initial focus will be growing licensing opportunities for Moon and Me, the newest children’s television series created by Andrew Davenport and his new production company Foundling Bird, which is being produced in partnership with Sutikki.
Moon and Me was recently awarded a 50-episode commission from the BBC’s CBeebies channel, which will be premiering the series in early 2018, with Hasbro announced as the global master toy licensee.
Andrew Kerr commented: “In addition to being a fellow Ragdoll alumnus, Stephen has a raft of experience and an enviable pedigree within the licensing industry, and I am honoured that he will be joining our growing team. Sutikki was founded to be an international venture, and the opening of our first European office formalizes our commitment to being a full-service, worldwide business less than six months from our launch.”
Sutikki will formally open the doors of its new London-based office space this summer, with initial recruiting to fulfil the needs of the new office underway.