Cyber Group Studios opened new animation studio in Roubaix, France

French producer and distributor, Cyber Group Studios, held the Grand Opening Ceremony of its brand new 4,305sqft animation studio in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France.

The event was held in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, President of the Region Hauts-de-France, Guillaume Delbar, VP of the Région Hauts-de-France / VP of the European Métropole of Lille / Mayor of Roubaix and President of Pictanovo, and Pierre Sissmann, president of Cyber Group Studios.

The opening of the new studio sees Cyber Group Studios planning to grow its current footprint from 15 creative and production staff in the Hauts-de-France to a total of approximately 50 by 2020. ‘We are currently seeking for the talent we need and our main goal is to hire in the Hauts-de-Fance region’, said Sissmann.

Bertrand and Malika Aït Gherbi Palmer, MD of Pictanovo have convinced Sissmann to open its new studio in this region more and more supportive in regards of Audiovisual industry: ‘There is a real desire to support audiovisual industry and to promote the know how of its population in this sector’, added Sissmann.

Currently, two series are being produced in Roubaix: the series Tom Sawyer which tells the brand-new adventures of the eponymous heroes and his friends; second series currently produced is the 78 x 7 minutes series Taffy. Cyber Group Studios has joined forces with Turner to create this brand-new original cartoon for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. The series will also be broadcasted on France Televisions.