PARIS — Cyber Group Studios (www.cybergroupstudios.com), which has a headquarters in France, as well as a Los Angeles subsidiary and a new studio in Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France), has added to its talent pool with the recent hiring of four seasoned executives. The independent company develops, produces and distributes its own and third-party audio/visual productions and brands, with a focus on content that has a strong global appeal. Its content is targeted particularly towards kids and families, and employs 3D CGI or 2D HD animation.
Photo (L-R): Kim, Laloum, Cotton and Frison
Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, former director of licensing and consumer products EMEA for 17 years at the Walt Disney Company, has been appointed international licensing & marketing VP. Based in the Paris office, he joins Cyber Group Studios at a time when these business sectors are at the heart of the company’s current and future interests. The company’s licensing division is developing a strong global program for its hit property Gigantosaurus, and many other intellectual properties.
Esther Kim joins the company in a newly-created position of coordinator, consumer initiatives for Cyber Group Studios USA LLC. She will report to Richard Goldsmith, President and CEO Cyber Group Studios USA LLC, and work closely with Bruno Danzel d’Aumont in Paris, strengthening Cyber Group Studios’ marketing and licensing operations worldwide. Before joining the company, Kim was a licensing coordinator at Pinkfong USA, where she managed multiple licensees for their Baby Shark brand and distributed their digital content.
Mickael Frison joins the company as senior digital manager in charge of the company’s overall development. In particular, Frison will lead Cyber Group Studios’ digital operations, running and growing its YouTube channels, in which he helped generate over 1 billion views in 2019. He will also oversee the creation of digital native content to increase Cyber Group Studios’ exposure. Mickael joins Cyber Group Studios from Europe 1, a leading French radio-broadcaster, where he was social media manager for the past seven years.
Jessica Laloum comes to the company as international sales executive in charge of Asian and Latin American territories. She started her carrier at Endemol Shine France and National Geographic. For the past three years, she worked as a sales manager at Glance (Mediametrie), where she provided content and channels strategy to global media professionals based in the EMEA region.
In related news, Gaelle Cotton, formerly a creative artist within the licensing and marketing division, has been promoted to the newly-created position of manager creative services. She is supervising for the company’s brand management of acclaimed series such as Gigantosaurus and Atomic Animation’s The Last Kids on Earth. She will report to Bruno Danzel D’Aumont, International Licensing & Marketing Vice President.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome and promote so many talents into our company, at a time when our growth, challenges and opportunities in developing creations and brands are unique,” says Pierre Sissmann, chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios. “I know that they will contribute to Cyber Group’s culture with their various experiences to enable us collectively to forge new grounds. I wish all of them the best moving forward”