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Françoise Guyonnet is now the new CEO Copyrights Group and EVP Kids’ Brands.

Françoise Guyonnet is now the new CEO Copyrights Group and EVP Kids’ Brands.
Françoise Guyonnet, from STUDIOCANAL, has been appointed CEO Copyrights Group and EVP Kids’ Brands
A confident move for the studio who wishes to accelerate growth in children’s IP and following the recent announcement of MIFFY at BLE. Guyonnet has held the position of Director of TV Series at STUDIOCANAL since 2017. She will take up her new role in early 2024 and will continue to report to STUDIOCANAL CEO and CANAL+ Group Deputy CEO Anna Marsh.
Copyrights Group, owned by Vivendi, which STUDIOCANAL has been responsible for developing since 2022, is an international intellectual property management agency (brands, licences, derivative products). By taking over as CEO, Françoise Guyonnet will be responsible for accelerating its growth, as well as diversifying its income, the STUDIOCANAL Paddington franchise being the most iconic IP with three animated series now produced, BAFTA nominated Paddington films 1 & 2 which boast $500 million in cumulative global box office revenue with the highly anticipated PADDINGTON IN PERU coming to cinemas worldwide in 2024. STUDIOCANAL produced the beloved Platinum Jubilee video with Her Majesty The Queen and Paddington enjoying a spot of tea which generated over 100 million views worldwide and immeasurable press coverage.

Katheryn Needham, who has done an excellent job over the past year as the Interim CEO for Copyrights, will return to STUDIOCANAL in early 2024 as Francoise moves formally into her new role.
Francoise Guyonnet has been Executive Managing Director TV Series at STUDIOCANAL since 2017. Guyonnet leads STUDIOCANAL’s efforts to develop and create a wealth of high-end scripted series through its growing roster of European production companies and third-party partners in France, UK, Germany, Poland, Spain and Denmark. 
From 2024, Françoise Guyonnet will hold the position of CEO Copyrights Group and EVP Kids’ Brands
STUDIOCANAL.
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