Mike Robinson graduated from Lancaster University in 1969 and went to work in British Repertory Theatre as a stage manager and for 8 years as production manager at the Manchester Library Theatre Company.
In 1979 he joined the animation company Cosgrove Hall Productions as studio manager and for 9 years as general manager.The company produced such classics as Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, The Wind in the Willows, The BFG and won many awards including BAFTAS and International Emmys.
In 1992,Mike set up his own animation consultancy specializing in project management and co-production.He has worked with broadcasters,production companies,distributors and investors.He acted as consultant to Abbey Home Media responsible for Production and International Sales. Other clients include BBC, HIT Entertainment, Film Finances, 2SidesTV, Lego Media and Tryllfilm (Norway).
In addition to project management,Mike is asked to prepare reports on animation issues as well as advising clients on production budgets,schedules,control facilities,business plans and finance/rights strategies.