Joan Lofts was Director of Television at Contender Entertainment Group and was appointed in November 2001. She was responsible for developing and overseeing the television production division – integrating with the company’s vision to Build Entertainment Brands. Her animated hits include Tractor Tom, Humf, Little Kingdom and a special for Channel 4 Lost and Found. Lofts hasalso worked for The Children’s Channel later to become TCC and also was a member of the team who launched the Teen Channel Trouble. As well as working for Disney Channel she has also worked as a freelance channel consultant with roles including UK Nursery Channel – Kindernet Holland. She is now semi retired living in France but has a few beautiful projects tucked under her wing – is involved with mentoring projects for the European Media Programme – and is also a Chairperson for Cartoon Forum. She has also recently run pitching clinics in Asia for the Asian Animation Summit. She has also been involved with a number of companies in Europe and Australia to help oversee the development of their pitch bibles including running writers workshops/pitch mentoring/animation design and execution.

Joan Lofts

Joan Lofts was Director of Television at Contender Entertainment Group and was appointed in November 2001. She was responsible for developing and overseeing the television production division – integrating with the company’s vision to Build Entertainment Brands. Her animated hits include Tractor Tom, Humf, Little Kingdom and a special for Channel 4 Lost and Found. Lofts hasalso worked for The Children’s Channel later to become TCC and also was a member of the team who launched the Teen Channel Trouble. As well as working for Disney Channel she has also worked as a freelance channel consultant with roles including UK Nursery Channel – Kindernet Holland. She is now semi retired living in France but has a few beautiful projects tucked under her wing – is involved with mentoring projects for the European Media Programme – and is also a Chairperson for Cartoon Forum. She has also recently run pitching clinics in Asia for the Asian Animation Summit. She has also been involved with a number of companies in Europe and Australia to help oversee the development of their pitch bibles including running writers workshops/pitch mentoring/animation design and execution.