Studiocanal appointed M-K Kennedy as Executive Managing Director TV Series

The executive will assume the role as of April 29 and will be based in London, with the goal to to establish a major foothold for Studiocanal TV business in the UK.

4 APR 2024

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Studiocanal named M-K Kennedy as Executive Managing Director of TV Series. She will take on the role as of April 29, 2024, and report to Anna Marsh, Studiocanal CEO and CANAL+ Group Deputy CEO. The executive will be based in London, an opportunity to establish a major foothold for Studiocanal TV business in the UK.

Studiocanal CEO, Anna Marsh, commented: “I am truly delighted to welcome the immensely talented M-K Kennedy to Studiocanal to oversee our TV business, succeeding Francoise Guyonnet, whom I sincerely thank for her contribution in building such a strong, prosperous activity. M-K's in-depth experience and knowledge in Television production is second to none and she is an executive who demonstrates strong strategic vision. Throughout her career, M-K has garnered a stellar reputation within the industry and has established long-standing relationships with key talent that will continue to fuel our ambitious growth strategy. I am truly excited about the future of Studiocanal TV under M-K's leadership.”

M-K Kennedy expanded: “I’m thrilled to be joining Anna Marsh and the team at Studiocanal during an exciting time of growth and expansion for the whole CANAL+ Group. The 14 production companies in the Studiocanal TV Series family are gifted storytellers, and experts in their respective markets. I’m honored to join them and eager to contribute to their evolution. In my previous role, I witnessed how local stories can captivate audiences worldwide. Studiocanal knows that power and amplifies those local stories via their strong distribution and international sales businesses, ensuring these stories find their audiences. I can’t wait to get started!”

Studiocanal’s TV series journey began in 2016. Currently, it has series in 16 languages, including English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Polish, produced either directly (such as two-time Emmy award-winner Paddington) or through its network of 14 award-winning production companies in 10 countries. The company has recently announced new series, “Paris Has Fallen”, “Playing Nice” and “Families Like Ours”, which are all in post-production with a new CGI animation series of “Miffy” in early development.