Zodiak Kids Studios will consist of the French production companies Marathon Media and Tele Images Productions and the U.K.-based The Foundation.
Teh new unit will sit alongside the existing units, Zodiak Kids Distribution and Consumer Products.
Zodiak Kids' recent series and current productions include the upcoming Sprout U.S. series "Floogals" (52x11), "Mister Maker" (137x20), "The Ranch" (52x26), "Lolirock" (56x22) and "Get Blake!" (52x11).
“In Zodiak Kids Studios we are combining our best creative and production talents across Paris and London to create one single pipeline of Zodiak Kids properties with global appeal and to strengthen our leadership in Europe and beyond," says Jean-Philippe Randisi, chief executive officer, Zodiak Kids.
Current chief executive officer of The Foundation, Michael Carrington, will serve as CEO of the new division.
Marathon Media’s chief creative officer
“Independently, Marathon Media, Tele Images and The Foundation have launched many great programs and had much success in the international market, but we want to do more. That means transforming how we work together,” says Carrington. “Going forward we will focus our efforts through a single strategy to help us leverage and align the strengths and diversity of all three companies, improving our development and production capability, and working with more collaboration and agility to deliver on Zodiak Kids commitment to creative excellence.”
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