Zodiak Combines U.K., French ProdCos 2

Zodiak Kids has created Zodiak Kids Studios to encompass all of its production across the U.K. and France. 

April 6, 2018

Zodiak Combines U.K., French ProdCos 2

Zodiak Kids has created Zodiak Kids Studios to encompass all of its production across the U.K. and France. 

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

Eryk Casemiro has been appointed CCO of Zodiak Kids Studios; Gwen Hughes, previously MD of The Foundation, will serve as managing director, U.K.; and BenoÎt Runel, previously MD for Zodiak Kids in France, will take on the role of managing director, France.

“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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