Heather Kenyon is currently Vice-President of Development & Production at Citizen Skull Productions, an independent production company specializing in non-fiction/reality, animation and new media content, as well as consulting for a select group of individuals and companies. Kid Glove Creative, a division of B. Wooding Media, and Sprite Animation are two of Heather’s current clients.
Previously she was Vice-President, Project Development & Sales, at Starz Animation Toronto, producer of such films as Focus Features' "9," produced by Tim Burton, and Miramax's "Gnomeo and Juliet." Representing this high-end CGI studio, she was responsible for development, as well as seeking out co-production and co-venture opportunities.
For one year prior to this, she was a consultant specializing in animation and children's media. Some of her clients included: recruiting talent for Blue Sky Studios (“Ice Age”), being the animation consultant for the Brazilian Television Producers Association, producing 40 plus animated shorts for the international market with China’s Shaio Animation and working as an expert regarding animation industry development with the Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, China in conjunction with X|Media|Lab.
From 2003 until 2008, Heather worked at Cartoon Network, where she ultimately became the Sr. Director of Development, Original Series and helmed the development department for all animated and live-action series for children 6-11 years old. Launching multiple animated shows during her tenure, Heather also oversaw the addition of live-action programming to the CN slate. These included live-action series and features.
Prior to joining Cartoon Network, she was editor-in-chief of Animation World Network (www.awn.com), a leading Internet publisher of animation news, information and resources. After graduating magna cum laude with a BFA from the Filmic Writing Program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, Heather began her career at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. As head of the Production Communications Department, she was responsible for providing information and materials from current productions to all TBS departments worldwide, as well as being the internal hub for production resources. Her department also handled artistic staffing and festival involvement.
Heather has been quoted on the status of the industry in many publications including "The Los Angeles Times," "USA Today," "The Independent" in the U.K. and "Newsweek." She has also been tapped to be on several film festival juries and selection committees, including being the Co-President of the Short Film Jury at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the oldest and most prestigious animation festival.
Heather is a U.S. and British citizen.