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Charles Courcier appointed Xilam head of digital production

Previously held positions at Gaumont Animation, Sacrebleu Productions and Amuse

French animation studio Xilam Animation has announced the appointment of Charles Courcier as head of digital production.

The newly created role is responsible for sourcing, developing, financing and producing original web series to expand Xilam’s presence on YouTube, in addition to growing the studio’s presence across AVoD platforms.

Courcier has previously held positions at Gaumont Animation, Sacrebleu Productions and Amuse (a subsidiary of Millimages), where he also served as head of digital production.

Morgann Favennec, EVP global sales development at Xilam Animation, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the Xilam Animation team. His arrival comes at a hugely exciting time for our company as we continue celebrating success and growth in the digital arena.

“Charles’ wealth of experience in identifying original IPs which will engage international audiences, alongside effectively managing the production process, will enable us to significantly expand our online content offering for both young and adult audiences.”

Courcier added: “As a leading animation studio with a fantastic portfolio of award-winning animated properties, I’m thrilled to join Xilam Animation and help build upon the studio’s success in the digital space.

“I look forward to working closely with the hugely talented team to develop a pipeline of strong, original IPs and engaging digital content which will not only resonate with Xilam’s existing fan-base but also with new audiences around the world.”