John Andrews began in animation and design for business clients, working for audiovisual and television production companies in New York. John's background was theater. He gradually developed a career focusing on working with animators and graphic designers, mainly on PBS series but also producing design projects for various cable networks, until being approached about a job by a friend at MTV Networks in 1992. John was hired to produce new series Beavis & Butt-head and went on to produce several series at MTV in New York and to run MTV's studio in New York. After launching Daria and co-producing B&B Do America in 1996, he moved to the west coast to become creative director for the commercials and web content side of animation studio Klasky Csupo. There he repped an extensive roster of directors and executive produced many spots for local, national and overseas brands. He went on to do similar work at Six Point harness and then to set up the LA branch of Beijing based DreamEast Animation. He continues to consult for clients, both in production of animation and in sales representation and is the co-creator of the Los Angeles Animation Festival which has run since 2007. After a two year run representing House of Cool in Toronto, he is now a US rep for India's Cosmos-Maya and beginning this fall will teach a course in animation producing at the Dodge School of Film and Digital Media at Chapman University in Orange, CA.
Perfect Combo specializes in developing original content with co-creators and guiding it through production. The emphasis is on casting the right team of visual, writing and production talent to complement a property and bring it to life for launch in the market place. Some examples of this include series for Comcast/NBC (Doggity), the brand KidsBop (KidsBop Kids), Chinese company DreamEast (the series Valt, the Wonder Deer) as well as the animation for a Chinese feature (The Lady or the Tiger), a socially relevant animated documentary for May Sky Productions, (A Cow in the Sky) and, previously, several web series for Klasky Csupo's Global Tantrum web brand. All this grew out of John's early experience both working with independent animators on small projects and overseeing several series at MTV including Beavis & Butt-Head, Daria, Aeon Flux, The Maxx, The Head and Cartoon Sushi.