The appointment of a new Director General, Marina Narishkin, is set to catapult the studio's expansion in more ways than one. Marina has been brought on to continue to grow the Millimages' brand in its 30th year.
Independent French animation studio and Emmy nominee, Millimages is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. Internationally renowned for its quality products and creative savoir-faire, Millimages is looking to its most successful IP, "Molang," to bring the studio to new heights for this pivotal year. "Molang's" exponential growth, be it on television screens worldwide or on social media, has already allowed for the studio to unlock new dimensions. Yet this year is already proving unlike any other.
The appointment of a new Director General, Marina Narishkin, is set to catapult the studio's expansion in more ways than one. Marina has been brought on to continue to grow the Millimages brand in its 30th year. Her role will include overseeing the studio's business model's transformation through the diversification of Millimages' productions, the development of new TV series and feature films, and enhanced licensing activities and products. "Our industry is going through drastic changes. Nevertheless, one of Millimages' defining characteristics and creativity is its ability to adapt in times of adversity. The arrival of Marina Narishkin as Director General is a testament to that adaptability - reinforcing the Millimages team now more than ever. Her know-how of the audiovisual industry on a worldwide scale, her expertise in licensing, and her committed attitude are all invaluable assets to face the challenges of the future", Roch Lener, Founder & CEO of Millimages, said.
After over 15 years at CPLG/Wildbrain (Fox, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Marvel, FFF, UEFA) and five years as Head of Licensing at TF1, Marina is taking on her newest challenge: spearheading the growth of Millimages, with an end goal of making it a household name worldwide. "I was immediately intrigued by Millimages' ambition and vision for the next few years, as well as the studio's DNA, which is defined by the creativity, open-mindedness, and cultural diversity. Now more than ever, the world requires quality entertainment with a cause. My next project is to take on Millimages to embrace the values that I have always lived by. It's also to take on the forces of technological innovation and the international market, all within a flagship of French animation," Marina Narishkin, Director General of Millimages, stated.
Millimages has already begun its transformation with numerous projects en route:
● Development of a worldwide network of Licensing & Merchandising
● Launch of e-commerce website MOLANG.COM, otherwise known as the official hub for all-things Molang. The site offers products for the pre-school, Gen Z, and Millennial targets and offers a play to play, watch videos, and download Molang content at no additional cost.
● Research & Development investments in new audiovisual technologies
● Renaissance of historical and cult IPs such as Lascars, Louie & Yoko, Mouk, Corneil & Bernie, and 64 Zoo Lane
● Intensification of developments including over 15 new projects (TV series and feature films)
"There's no need to revolutionize Millimages, who has already proved itself ahead of the times for some time now. My goal is to help evolve the studio's already existing factors of success, by mobilizing all of the multi-cultural forces within the studio and by developing strategic new partnerships worldwide, to make Millimages shine brighter than ever before," Marina Narishkin, Director General of Millimages, added.