Cyber Group Studios Inks Strategic Partnership with Studio A Productions

The partnership will allow the two studios to produce new content jointly. 
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January 25, 2022

Founders of A Productions, Katherine McQueen and Mark Taylor.
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Cyber Group Studios, a producer and distributor of animated series, has announced today that it has acquired a majority ownership stake in A Productions, a U.K.-based animation production studio. 

The studio was founded in 1985 by joint managing directors Katherine McQueen and founder Mark Taylor. 

Cyber Group Studios has teamed up with A Productions as part of a broader business strategy to expand into new global markets. Together, the French and British studios will collaborate in developing new content for audiences across Europe and the globe. In 2022, the studios will jointly start producing "Digital Girl," a new kids' animated series. 

Cyber Group Studios and A Productions will invest in developing its original content through its development arm, alongside its growing creative-led service work. The studio will also benefit from Cyber Group Studios' latest technology innovations, such as its real-time animation pipe, to create breakthrough new content.  

"We are thrilled to be able to

join forces with Mark, Katherine and the whole A Productions team to develop cutting-edge new content for a growing global audience," says Pierre Sissmann, chairman, chief executive officer and Dominique Bourse, chief operating officer, Cyber Group Studios in a joint statement. "The productions developed by A Productions over the years are of exceptional quality; a great asset for this exciting new venture."  

"We are delighted to be joining the Cyber Group Studios family and are excited about the new opportunities this will bring," says McQueen and Taylor in a joint statement. "By teaming up with Cyber Group Studios, we'll be able to expand the studio further, supporting our ambition to become one of the largest and leading animation studios in the UK in a competitive and growing global market. In Cyber Group Studios, we've found a partner who will support us in continuing our commitment to making the very best creative and authentic content, as well as driving forward our strategies for diversity and inclusion and staff wellbeing." 

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