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Marathon Media GM David Michel to step down

On the heels of Vincent Chalvon-Demersay's exit as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media in November, co-founder and general manager David Michel is set to leave the company effective March 31.
February 6, 2014

On the heels of Vincent Chalvon-Demersay’s exit as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media in November, co-founder and general manager David Michel is set to leave the company effective March 31.

The move follows an ongoing shake-up of top executives at Marathon Media, which saw Marc-Antoine d’Halluin replace Michel as Zodiak Media CEO in October and take over as temporary acting president and CEO of Marathon Media after Chalvon-Demersay’s exit.

d’Halluin will temporarily head up the Paris-based animation company, with COO Ambroise Delorme and CCO Eryk Casemiro.

When reached for comment, a Marathon Media representative said no one is expected to replace Michel or Chalvon-Demersay to date.

After 15 years with the company, Michel has not specified his reason for leaving, but will assist in the transition period before his departure. He co-founded the company with Chalvon-Demersay in 2001 and became GM in 2007. Four years later, he joined Zodiak Media’s executive committee as SVP of group marketing.

Michel achieved international success as the co-creator and co-producer of 13 series including Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery. His most recent production is Get Blake for Nick US and international, and Gulli in France.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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