Former WDR and DHX Media alums join Studio 100 as Executive Producers

Manuela Lumb and Richard Rowe will have the responsibility of developing new projects and IPs for kids’ series and identify partners for co-development and co-production.

30 MAR 2023

Richard Rowe and Manuela Lumb

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Studio 100 Media has appointed ex commissioning editor at SWR and WDR Manuela Lumb and former WildBrain/DHX Media executive Richard Rowe as Executive Producers at a time when the company is actively adding new content to its portfolio.

Both Lumb’s and Rowe’s responsibilities will include scouting and developing new projects and IPs for kids’ series in addition to identifying partners for co-development and co-production. Building on the company’s European slate, Lumb will focus on German-speaking countries while Rowe will concentrate on English-speaking territories.

Manuela Lumb’s extensive career in commissioning and producing multi-genre high-class content includes developing and producing Germany’s most successful pre-school brand “KiKAninchen” for KiKA and “Löwenzähnchen” for ZDF, as well as developing live-action series for Nickelodeon. She will continue her longstanding work for Cartoon Media as host, chairperson and coach at the pitching and co-production events Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Movie and Cartoon Springboard.

With a remarkable career spanning more than 20 years, Richard Rowe has amassed impressive skills in identifying, commissioning, developing, and producing internationally successful live-action and animated content such as “Inspector Gadget” (Warner Media & WildBrain), “Dorg Van Dango” (Nickelodeon International, Cartoon Saloon and WildBrain) and “The Zoo” (BBC & WildBrain).

Martin Krieger, CEO of Studio 100 Media: “We are thrilled to have Manuela and Richard on board to drive the expansion of our European slate. Both are exceptional personalities, with profound expertise in the kids and family entertainment business. They are a powerful support in our goal to expand the Studio 100 line-up to new genres and target groups and I am excited they are joining us on this amazing journey.”