BROOKLYN, NY — Lobo (http://lobo.cx), the São Paulo, Brazil-based design and animation studio, has opened its first US office in New York. Partners Nando Cohen, Gabriel Nobrega and Mateus de Paula Santos have named Luis Ribeiro partner and executive producer of the New York location, where he will spearhead all of Lobo’s US operations.
Ribeiro is a native of Brazil and has amassed a list of diverse and creative credits while working in the US over the last 25 years. Previously, he was EP at Framestore NY, where he oversaw business development for the studio's four main integrated advertising divisions. Prior to that, he worked as the US consultant for FilmBrazil, was new business developer at Whitehouse Post, and VP of the Latin division for Deluxe Entertainment. He has also held MD and VP of business development positions at Speedshape, Method Studios, Beast and Co3.
"Lobo is powerhouse animation studio, but it’s the passion for the craft and devotion to detail that has always made me one of their biggest fans,” says Ribeiro. “To be a partner and to lead the charge on further establishing Lobo’s presence in the US is an honor. Being surrounded by such talented individuals in an awesome, non-corporate environment and culture is truly a dream come true."
Founded in 1994, Lobo’s expertise covers a broad range of media and techniques, including 2D animation, stop-motion, 3D, VFX and live action. The company launched a satellite office in Brooklyn last year, which runs under the creative direction of Guilherme Marcondes, a member of the original Lobo roster. The addition of Ribeiro elevates the status of the US office, making it an official outpost in addition to
São Paulo. Together Marcondes and Ribeiro will work closely with global head of production Loic Dubois. They have assembled a strong network of producers to facilitate any project that comes through Lobo’s doors.