Principal Bios


Carl W. Adams
[Partner, Executive Producer & Director of Development]
Carl W. Adams has created, written, edited and directed numerous award-winning animated programming for television and cable networks. At Clambake Animation, LLC, he serves as Executive Producer and Director of Development.

Carl is currently Executive Producer of a new ADULT SWIM pilot to be completed early 2012. He is also the Creative Consultant for HBO’s newest animated comedy, “The Ricky Gervais Show” currently airing on HBO.

In 2009, Carl created and co-executive produced an ADULT SWIM series called “Southies” based on his hometown of Boston, MA.

Other credits include co-Creator and Executive Producer of Adult Swim’s, “Assy McGee”, which ran for two seasons. This was Carl’s second successful series for Adult Swim; he also served as co-Executive Producer for the award-winning and critically acclaimed “Home Movies” that aired for four seasons. Carl was the Executive Producer of several animated shorts for CARTOON NETWORK’S “Sunday Pants” series.

His innovative work as an editor, story writer and director for COMEDY CENTRAL’S first animated series, “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,” helped garner a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as a network Peabody and two CableACE Awards during the course of its six seasons.

Carl also co-created and Executive Produced NOGGIN’s first original animated series,“O’Grady High,” a teen show featuring some of television’s most talented comedians (Will Arnett, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch). He produced animated segments for Cosby on ABC, while simultaneously producing, story writing, and directing “The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special” for FX.

Before founding Clambake Animation in 2007, Carl spent 16 years creating, producing and developing shows for Tom Snyder Productions (now a Scholastic Company) and is currently developing several new projects for web and broadcast.

View Carl’s full filmography on IMDB.

Andre G. Lyman
[Partner and Creative Director]

André Lyman is an expert in creative and technical artistry, serving as Creative Director at Clambake Animation. With responsibility for the art direction and production of Clambake?s work, André is a highly skilled animation team builder, hiring and overseeing only the best artists, animators and video post-production specialists for Clambake productions.

Currently serving as Creative Director on an original animated series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, he worked in this capacity as well on Southies, a 2009 pilot for the same network, and Assy McGee, which aired from 2006-2008. Recently, he worked as Director on animated shorts for clients Jay Peak Ski Resort and Candlewick Press.

Prior credits include Director of Production for WGBH/PBS Kid’s Time Warp Trio, Director of Animation for Noggin’s first animated series, O’Grady, and Art Director for Squigglevision. He served as Background/Character Artist, Video Editor, and Post Supervisor for Comedy Central’s Emmy award-winning Dr Katz: Professional Therapist.

View Andre’s full filmography on IMDB.

Carrie Snyder
[Partner and Managing Director]

Carrie Snyder serves as Partner/Managing Director at Clambake Animation, LLC, where she is in charge of company operations, financial management, legal affairs, human resources, and business development. She is the business director for all Clambake Animation-produced TV shows including a current Cartoon Network/Adult Swim?series in production, Assy McGee, a TV series for the same network, animated shorts for WGBH’s Between the Lions, and PBS’s Electric Company, and various shorts and original content.

Carrie’s career spans 25 years covering a range of business activities, including guiding operations, management and marketing at companies ranging from small start-ups to an international organization. She was most recently founder and president of Griffen Events, an events management and public relations firm. Prior to that role, she was director of corporate operations for start-up venture Co-nect, a leading provider of K-12 professional development services. Co-nect was later sold to Pearson.

An 18-year employee at Lotus Development Corp (now an IBM company), Carrie created the company’s first trade show and events department, overseeing 70 international events per year and a multi-million dollar budget. She developed and produced Lotus Week, a 10,000 person international customer event, still continuing at IBM today under the name LotusSphere. She grew to hold a variety of sales, marketing and communications positions, including director of Lotus international public relations department and director, executive operations for a 1,200-person Consulting Services division.

Prior to Lotus, Carrie was a start-up employee at Tom Snyder Productions Inc., where her brother, Tom, is known as the founder of educational software, and creator of award-winning animated programming for television including Dr. Katz ad Science Court. Carrie has numerous interests outside work, but mostly enjoys spending time with her husband, William.

View Carrie’s bio on Linkedin.