Salty Dog Pictures Consulting provides a service where locally funded projects are developed with the international marketplace in mind. Through our extensive experience in the industry, we are in a unique position of being able to work with you on all aspects of your project from development and production through to distribution.

We have a team of experts who work on an ongoing basis with key international broadcasters including Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Our team will evaluate a potential property and tailor it so that it maximizes marketability, takes advantage of trends and optimizes its commercial success around the world.

  • Our pre-production consultancy focuses on maximizing your projects viability and commercial appeal at concept stage, ensuring it will perform well internationally while maintaining its quality, creative integrity and any local elements that may be necessary for you to secure funding. We will evaluate your project’s viability internationally, provide concept advice, style guidance and script development.
  • We will offer you creative support throughout production to ensure the project maintains widespread commercial appeal.
  • We will create a focused distribution plan, where your project will be represented at all key international markets including Kidscreen, MIPTV, Annecy, Discop and MIPCOM Junior / MIPCOM. With over 20 years of distribution experience and relationships with major broadcasters, our team will ensure that your project is seen by all relevant buyers.
About Salty Dog Pictures

CEO Deirdre Barry has been in the industry for 18 years, developing, producing and distributing both live action and animation programming. Deirdre has run her own production company, Avalon Films, for the past 5 years, and was VP of International Sales for Monster Entertainment for numerous years, and more recently Monster’s Head of Production, Co-Production and Acquisitions. She started her career in LA where she coordinated a distribution company for HBO series Tracey Takes On, as well as coordinated sales for independent feature film company First Look Pictures. More recently Deirdre has produced pre-school animations I’m a Monster and I’m a Creepy Crawly (52 x 2 mins), which are currently broadcasting in over 60 countries around the world, co-produced The Travels of a Young Marco Polo (26 x half hour), with Germany, Canada and Luxembourg, and co-produced Inis Spraoi (26 x 11 minutes), with Magpie 6 Media. She has a very strong knowledge of the international market and is in a key position to help create a project that has clear commercial potential.

Creative Director Cliff Parrott brings over 20 years of experience to the company. Prior to Salty Dog Pictures, Cliff was based in LA for the majority of his career, where he directed and produced projects for Disney, as well as notable clients such as Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans, Dana Carvey and Sherwood Schwartz. He has produced animated series The Travels of the Young Marco Polo (26 x half hour), and created and directed Inis Spraoi / Rockabye Island internationally (26 x 11 mins).

We are located in Dublin,Ireland and attend all major markets.

We look forward to meeting you at MIPCOM 2014.

For more information or to set up a meeting please email