Rose blooms at Aardman

Exec developed, co-produced TV shows, shorts

LONDON — Aardman, the animation house behind “Chicken Run,” has promoted Michael Rose to the new post of executive producer of feature films.

Rose was formerly head of film and TV for the Bristol-based company, but the switch reflects the growth of its movie activities.

Aardman has a multipic deal with DreamWorks, and it is shooting “Tortoise vs. Hare” for the studio, skedded for release in 2003. A feature starring popular Aardman characters Wallace and Gromit is set to follow.

Rose, who was exec producer on “Chicken Run,” brokered the DreamWorks deal. Since joining Aardman from Channel 4 in 1994, he has developed and co-produced many of its TV shows and short films, including Nick Park’s Oscar-winning “A Close Shave.”

Meanwhile, Liz Keynes, formerly head of marketing and licensing, has been named executive producer for development and sales.

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