Paris -based kids entertainment prodco Moonscoop is reshuffling staff at its US office to grow its work-for-hire business alongside its production, distribution and consumer products activities.
The move to reorganize Moonscoop follows the relocation last September of executive chairman Nicolas Atlan to L.A. from Paris to head up US operations.
Atlan will continue to work with US-based co-CEO Mike Young on growing the business with an emphasis on forging new partnerships, particularly for animation work-for-hire, while president Liz Young will continue to head production in the US studio. Atlan is also now overseeing operations for video-on-demand service Kabillion.
With the move comes the departure of principal and co-CEO Bill Schultz from day-to-day studio management. However, he will continue to executive produce three of the company’s current projects, including Cartoon Network series Hero: 108 and new productions Wild Grinders and The DaVincibles.
Cynthia Money, president of worldwide consumer products and marketing, will continue to focus on growing the global presence of Moonscoop’s brands in 2010, working with toy partners that include Playmates (Hero: 108), Bandai (Chloe’s Closet) and Giochi Preciozi (Geronimo Stilton).
Moonscoop is currently producing Zevo-3 for US brand Skechers and has several work-for-hire projects in production.