Zodiak Media-owned French animation company Marathon Media has tapped American Emmy Award-winning producer Eryk Casemiro to serve as chief creative officer for its Kids division.
Casemiro will manage the creative aspects of all current kids productions and will lead a team of executive producers. He will also be overseeing development and production opportunities for new content for children and families across all media platforms.
Casemiro’s development experience as a studio executive, writer, creator and producer spans more than 450 half-hours of television and four motion pictures. During his seven years as SVP of creative affairs at Klasky Csupo, Casemiro helped launch the Rugrats movie franchises, as well as television series including The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and As Told By Ginger. Since then, he has written and produced children’s literary properties including Olivia, The Mr. Men Show and Poppy Cat.
His arrival in Paris is timed with Marathon’s expanding activities in L.A. The company recently got the green light for its first co-production with Nickelodeon US, Nickelodeon International, Gulli and Game One for the toon Get Blake, originally called Blake and the Aliens (pictured).