Bron Animation, a division of British Columbia-based Bron Media Corp., continues to expand, opening of a new office in London, Ontario. Bron Animation officially opened their new downtown London location on October 1, which will be overseen by London’s Kris Pearn who is directing an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Willoughbys, for which he also wrote the screenplay. The new office will create up to eight new employment opportunities. The company is joining London’s diverse digital creative landscape, which employs more than 9,000 people across 300 companies, of these, more than 40 are multi-media focused.
Aaron L. Gilbert, President and CEO of Bron Media Corp, a London native, has been based between Vancouver and Los Angeles for the last 23 years, and has produced more than 60 films, including The Birth of a Nation, Welcome to Me, Special Correspondents and Denzel Washington’s Fences, which will be released on December 25, 2016. Pearn, a graduate of Sheridan College’s Classical Animation Program, has worked on such features as Open Season, Surf’s Up, Shawn the Sheep, Pirates: Band of Misfits, Arthur Christmas and Home, to name a few. He was Head of Story on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and co-directed Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Pearn has also published numerous comics and children’s books such as Edward the Tree Climbing Dog, and Project Superhero for ECW press.