Xilam Animation strengthens its production division

The independent animation production and distribution company Xilam Animation announced a new organizational structure for its production division, effective as of January 1, 2022.

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Dorothée Lanchier and Jean Cayrol

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The independent animation production and distribution company Xilam Animation announced a new organizational structure for its production division, effective as of January 1, 2022, in order to prepare for market growth in coming years, both in terms of volume and in value, and in particular on platforms.

Dorothée Lanchier, currently Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Managing Director and is now responsible for development and production for the Xilam Group. In this role, she will develop and manage the implementation of the group's entire creative and production strategy. She will report to Marc du Pontavice, Chief Executive Officer.

Jean Cayrol, one of the most prolific creators/directors at Xilam Studio, was appointed as Creative Director of the group, and will also report directly to Marc du Pontavice. He will be responsible for managing all artistic matters (development and production) for kids' series produced by Xilam. Marc du Pontavice retains direct responsibility for special formats (notably those unrelated to kids) and feature films.

Meanwhile, Cécile Hergaux-Essame, currently Head of the Cube Creative studio, a subsidiary of Xilam, has been appointed Executive Vice President to oversee all Xilam Group's studios and to lead the supervising and coordinating of all the group's production resources. She will report to Dorothée Lanchier.

Lastly, Valentin Moriceau, currently Head of R&D of the Cube Creative studio, has been appointed R&D Executive Vice President of the Xilam Group and will head up the research and technical development department. He will roll out the group's visual innovation strategy by coordinating all the studios’ technical teams, and will also report to Dorothée Lanchier.