Corinne Kouper, SVP Development & Production, and Co-founder at Teamto
Corinne Kouper has been awarded Ecran Total’s 2021 Personality of the Year Award for her vast impact on the French animation industry in her roles as Co-President and co-Founder of Les Femmes s’Animent, Board member of ECAS and of course, as co-founder and SVP of Production and Development of leading European Animation studio TeamTO.
Lucas Fillon, Ecran Total commented, “The award recognizes people who are committed to working towards progress, on multiple levels, to create a better world. The selection of Corinne Kouper was an obvious choice. A recognized producer and co-founder of TeamTO, she has helped ensure that women in the animation industry have equal access to responsibilities, that sexism and harassment no longer exist, that social inequalities cease to be an obstacle for young people who dream of entering the sector, and that ecology becomes a priority.”
Corinne Kouper, SVP Production and Development, TeamTO stated, “TeamTO is first and foremost a studio that produces some of the finest animation in the industry. However, we also want to be a company that can impact the lives of our community in a positive way by creating new opportunities and more diversity, being more inclusive, working against unfair practices and protecting the environment. It is an honor to be recognized by Ecran Total for this work that has been a part of our mission since the beginning.”
Some of the initiatives Kouper has worked on in her various roles at TeamTO, LFA, and ECAS include: mentorship programs supporting first time women film makers; co-founding the first non-profit, free animation training program in France; gender parity at TeamTO across management, creative teams and on screen; helping create the first carbon footprint calculator for an animated series (which received UNESCO recognition); driving national campaigns to raise awareness and combat sexism and harassment in the workplace; organizing panels at Annecy focusing on women in animation; and building one of the most environmentally friendly studios in the world.
Kouper is TeamTO’s SVP Development and Production and supervises all artistic, editorial, and financial aspects of development and production. She produced all TeamTO’s original IPs ("Jade Armor", "Angelo Rules", "Mighty Mike," "Presto! School of Magic"), as well as "Babar and the Adventures of Badou" (in coproduction with Nelvana).
TeamTO is first and foremost a studio that produces some of the finest animation in the industry. However, we also want to be a company that can impact the lives of our community in a positive way ” Corinne Kouper SVP Production and Development, TeamTO