Xilam Strengthens Its Production Division

Four new appointments have been announced.
License Global

January 26, 2022

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Xilam Animation, independent animation production and distribution company, has announced a new organizational structure for its production division, to prepare for market growth in coming years, in terms of volume and in value, and particularly on platforms. 

Dorothée Lanchier, currently chief operating officer, has been appointed deputy managing director and is now responsible for development and production for the Xilam Group. In this role, she will develop and manage the implementation of the group's entire creative and production strategy.  

Jean Cayrol, creator and director at Xilam Studio, has been named as creative director of the group and will report directly to Marc du Pontavice. He will be responsible for managing all artistic matters (development and production) for kids' series produced by Xilam. Mr. du Pontavice retains responsibility for special formats (notably those unrelated to kids) and feature films. 

Cécile Hergaux-Essame, currently head of Cube Creative studio, a subsidiary

of Xilam, has been appointed executive vice president to oversee all Xilam Group's studios and to lead the supervising and coordinating of all the group's production resources. She will report to Dorothée Lanchier. 

 Valentin Moriceau, currently head of research and development at Cube Creative studio, has been tapped as research and development executive vice president, Xilam Group and will head up the research and technical development department. He will roll out the group's visual innovation strategy by coordinating all the studios’ technical teams. He will also report to Lanchier. 


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