Omens Studios opens office in London

Award-winning animation company, Omens Studios is expanding its global footprint, opening an office in London to be led by newly appointed Harry Teper as managing director.

In his new role, Teper will be reporting to Omens Studios’ CEO Chi Sim Tang, and managing day-to-day running of the new London office with a specific remit of creating global brands for the company’s IP through distribution, co-production, marketing and digital activity. He will also be responsible for Omens Studios’ third-party service work managed via the London office. 

The new base will act as Omens Studios’ pre-production hub, with all new IP development as well as some production, being managed out of the UK. It will also focus on working with creative talents and broadcast partners from both the UK and Europe. 

Amy & The Afterlife

Omens Studio has also announced the first two brand new projects to be created from the London office targeting at 13+ demographic – Amy & the Afterlife, and Dragon Lizzardo.

Commenting on the new studio, appointment and titles, Tang stated, “It’s exciting to grow our business into new markets led by the creative and dynamic Teper and we certainly look forward to adding to our slate of titles and produce even more amazing content for our viewers and partners from around the world. To complement our roster of preschool titles, Teper’s remit will include overseeing a robust slate of older skewing tween comedy action IP development, including our new shows Amy & the Afterlife and Dragon Lizzardo, working with a talented and renowned international crew including Paul Nicholson (Gumball), Silas Hickey (Monster Beach, Lamputt, Ben 10), Tonel Dura and Adam Modiano (Venture Brothers, Ball Masterz).”

Prior to joining Omens Studios, Teper was at Blue Ant Media as content development, digital and programming SVP where he developed, acquired, co-produced and commissioned content for ZooMoo. His other key roles include Screen Rebels Marketing and Strategy director and Fox International Channels, Taiwan Content and Creative Services senior director.  

Dragon Lizzardo

Created by Ian Milne and executive produced by Silas Hickey, Dragon Lizzardo is a 26 x 11’ action comedy series for teens. The synopsis reads: Extreme slapstick action with an anime twist, Dragon Lizzardo is about an exiled teen Dragon warrior who gets a second chance at life and is forced to lead a rag-tag group of misfits against his former queen to save not just a city, but an entire millennia of civilization.

Amy & the Afterlife is created by Paul Nicholson and also executive produced by Hickey. The 26 x 11’ paranormal high school comedy is aimed at a teen audience. The synopsis goes: A goofy ghost, Amy, comes back from the dead after a bizarre accident, to help her boyfriend Josh navigate the bewildering world of high school and the afterlife.

With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, UK, USA, China and India, Omens Studios is an award-winning creator, co-producer, IP owner and distributor of animated TV series, short films, interactive media and commercials.