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Xilam effects three promotions to accommodate its robust business expansion

Xilam effects three promotions to accommodate its robust business expansion

Animation
To accommodate its robust business expansion, with the goal of delivering more than 100 half-hour shows by 2020, Xilam has appointed  Dorothée Lanchier as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Camille Wiplier as Deputy COO and Marie-Laurence Turpin as Head of Development and Talent Management. In her new position, Dorothée will run all of production, including overseeing all production processes and the workload schedule of the various production units. All Line Producers and Studio Executives will report to her. As COO, she will report directly to the CEO of Xilam. Here, it must be noted that Dorothée has more than 15 years’ experience as a Line Producer and Production Manager. She has worked with companies such as Moonscop and on hit series including Casper, Code Lyoko Evolution and Tara Du
Xilam signs a restaurant deal with Grani & Partners S.p.A.

Xilam signs a restaurant deal with Grani & Partners S.p.A.

Licensing
Xilam, the award-winning French animation production company, has signed a deal with Grani & Partners S.p.A. to provide Italian burger and steak house, Old Wild West, with Oggy & the Cockroaches 3D figurines which will be included in their children’s meal options. Brokered by Xilam's Italian licensing agent Discovery Kids, the deal will run from October 2017 and will be available in more than 160 Old Wild West restaurants across Italy. Oggy & the Cockroaches figurines will come in four different varieties and will be based on season 5 (Oggy through the Ages) of the show. Said, Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP Global Consumer Product & Media Distribution Asia-Pacific, USA and UK, “Season 5, the latest season of Oggy & the Cockroaches, is bursting with potential for promoti
Xilam signs number of broadcast deals for its animated properties

Xilam signs number of broadcast deals for its animated properties

Animation
Xilam, the award-winning French animation production company, has signed a number of broadcast deals with networks across Russia and CIS for its hit animated properties Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko. New broadcast licensees for seasons 5, 6 and 7 of Oggy & the Cockroaches include Ukraine’s PLUSPLUS, Kanal 2 in Estonia and LNK in Lithuania. Seasons 3 and 4 of the series have also been sold to VIAPLAY in the Baltics and MTG Viasat for its channel TV3 in Latvia. These acquisitions add to the existing deals for seasons 3 and 4 of Oggy & the Cockroaches with PLUSPLUS and Carousel TV in Russia, where the series currently airs every weekday. Estonia’s Kanal 2 and Lithuania’s LNK are also on board for season 2 of Zig & Sharko, while VIAPLAY in the Baltics rece
Xilam Animation launches Oggy app worldwide

Xilam Animation launches Oggy app worldwide

Animation
Xilam Animation, one of the world's leading kids entertainment companies, has launched an Oggy app worldwide. The game plunges fans into a wild race between Oggy and his rival cockroaches. Designed in‐house by Xilam Animation and developed by mobile publishing company Playsoft, Oggy’s official App brings to users’ smartphones and tablets an exciting interactive chase game. Both visuals and sound effects come from the very same animation studio in Paris that makes the television cartoon series. The kitchen is in an uproar! Those wicked cockroaches ‐ Joey, Deedee and Marky have attempted to empty Oggy’s refrigerator! Your mission? Go after them in this completely crazy runner game! Do your utmost to stop them while they’re on the run, as you carefully avoid whatever obstacles they leave
Xilam releases new app Oggy and the Cockroaches

Xilam releases new app Oggy and the Cockroaches

Animation
France-based studio Xilam has released a fun new app in conjunction with its global animated hit Oggy and the Cockroaches. The game invites fans to enjoy a wild race between the titular character and his rival cockroaches Joey, Deedee and Marky as they try to empty Oggy’s fridge. The app is designed in-house by Xilam Animation and developed by mobile publishing company Playsoft. “We are thrilled to announce that Oggy’s App already passed 1.5 M downloads and is now growing fast in other countries, from India to Italy,” notes Marc du Pontavice, founder and president of Xilam Animation. The free game features in-app purchases offering exciting bonus levels such as increases in speed and hover-boards. Until now, the app was only available in France where it has already racked up more th
Xilam appoints Nicolas Halftermeyer as senior vice president of marketing and digital

Xilam appoints Nicolas Halftermeyer as senior vice president of marketing and digital

Animation
Award-winning French animation company Xilam has appointed Nicolas Halftermeyer as senior vice president of marketing and digital. In his new position, Nicolas will develop and implement marketing and digital strategies that benefit Xilam’s series’ brand recognition and online revenue growth. Marc du Pontavice, founder and President of Xilam has said, “We’re delighted to welcome Nicolas on board. His expertise in digital marketing will help Xilam expand the brand awareness of its characters, initiate new growth opportunities, and overall mark an important next step for the company”. He will report directly to Morgann Favennec, Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales. Nicolas has 20 years of experience in digital and innovative marketing, and in 2015, Marketing Magazi
Licensing Agent Dream Theatre Ties up with Smiley CO, Mr. Maker and Oggy

Licensing Agent Dream Theatre Ties up with Smiley CO, Mr. Maker and Oggy

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Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., a brand management and licensing agency in India announced today that they have three major partnerships with Smiley CO, Mr Maker and Oggy and the Cockroaches. The strategic tie ups further consolidates Dream Theatre’s position in Entertainment and Lifestyle licensing. The Smiley CO tie-up, fortifies Dream Theatre’s Fashion and Lifestyle porfolio, The Mr Maker partnership allows Dream Theatre to take over  the Art n craft genre with the hugely popular show and  the Oggy partnership marks  the arrival of one of India’s most popular shows on Kids television on shelves in the coming months. Dream Theatre will represent the three brands in India and drive the strategy and licensing for them. The Smiley Co licensing programme is one of the foremost in the lifestyle
Amazon Prime and Xilam Animation Sign Content Deal

Amazon Prime and Xilam Animation Sign Content Deal

Animation
Amazon and Xilam Animation announce a multi-year content deal that makes Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive SVOD home of four existing and three upcoming seasons of the French studio’s popular toons Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko. Prime members in India now also have access to Xilam’s library of top-rated titles like Floopaloo Where Are You, A Kind of Magic, If I Were an Animal, Paprika and The Daltons. “Amazon Prime Video India is delighted to partner with Xilam Animation, creators of the world‐famous animated series Oggy & the Cockroaches that continues to entertain kids for nearly 20 years,” said Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Video India. “This is an important milestone in the journey to offering the best kids’ entertainment to our Prim