Barbara Stephen

Managing Director & CEO - Flying Bark Productions
Flying Bark Productions
Production Company Profile
‘Flying Bark is looking for character-driven comedies with heart and inclusive community values with a preference for repeatable formats.

Our focus is kids, family and young adult content, live action and animation with a local flavour and global appeal.

Flying Bark is a creator-driven studio so prefers to work directly with show-runners.’

Flying Bark Productions is a prolific independent producer of family-focused animated content. With studio locations in Sydney and LA and partner studios around the world, Flying Bark operates as a full-service production facility for award-winning original independent feature films and series as well providing world-class animation services for global clients.

It continues to grow its world class animation team across CG, 2D and CG/2D hybrid productions. Flying Bark is one of the most sought-after studios around the world for traditional frame-by-frame and CG animation.
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Barbara has been the Managing Director and CEO of Flying Bark Productions, one of Australia’s largest animation companies, since 2014. She has seen the company grow to over 350 employees and manages a slate of 9 titles in production including Marvel’s “What If…?”, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for Nickelodeon and the “Maya the Bee” film trilogy. Most recently, Barbara produced the international box office hit and domestic PVOD success story, 100% Wolf (which released in theatres globally despite pandemic disruptions), and it’s spin off television series, 100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone which has been an awards and audience hit.

Barbara won the NSW Women in International Business Award at the 2016 Premier’s Export Awards, has served as the Screen Producers Association’s Vice President for 2 years, and in 2019 she was promoted to CEO of International Content for Studio 100. Barbara leads animation teams in Sydney and Los Angeles, both of which are expanding in 2022.
Barbara Stephen