Animation group appoints CEO of Content

Flying Bark Productions CEO Barbara Stephen has been appointed CEO of Content for parent group Studio 100 International.

The Sydney-based exec will assume executive management of all development, investment and animation production across the creative businesses including Studio 100 Animation (Paris), Studio Isar Animation (Munich) and Little Airplane Productions (New York).

She joined Flying Bark Productions in 2012. The Sydney animation house has produced films and TV, including Maya the Bee movies and the Blinky Bill CGI adaptations as well as animating Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon.

Hans Bourlon, CEO of Studio 100 Group: “We absolutely trust in Barbara to lead our content and production teams across the globe. The Board and I are very optimistic about the future, while being grateful for the hard work of our staff and what was achieved so far. And we believe that the best is yet to come!”.

“Flying Bark Productions has worked hard to develop a strong culture of creativity and inclusiveness with a focus on delivering world-class content across hand-drawn 2D and CGI character animation. Alexia has been pivotal in shaping the modern studio and will continue to provide strong leadership and creative vision for our future direction,” said Barbara Stephen, Content CEO of Studio 100 International and CEO of Flying Bark Productions.

Alexia Gates-Foale has also been appointed as Head of Animation Production, leading a team of almost 300 people in hand-drawn 2D animation and in-house CGI teams.

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