Timoon Animation rebranded as GENAO Productions

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Paris, March 5, 2012

Company extends its scope of activities to include fiction and entertainment for young people

Since 2008, this subsidiary of Lagardère Entertainment has carved out a name for itself as one of France’s key producers of animation programmes , producing 6 series in 3 years – or a total of 63 hours of animation (broadcast on TF1 / France Télévisions / Canal + / Gulli / Canal J / Tiji / …).

Its directors Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog have decided in agreement with Takis Candilis and Christophe Thoral (respectively CEO and COO of Lagardère Entertainment) to capitalize on the current momentum in the field of animation and to expand their activities to include all genres dedicated to young people: animation, fiction and unscripted programmes.

To reflect the new facets of its multifarious business activities, Timoon Animation has decided to re-brand itself as Genao Productions.

Christophe Thoral: « Lagardère Entertainment more than ever believes in the development of themes dedicated to young people ».

Sandrine Nguyen et Boris Hertzog : « Broadening the scope of activities of Genao Productions is a great challenge; We want to quickly be able to co-produce scripted and non-scripted programming targeted at international audiences in order to turn Genao into a driving force in the production of programmes dedicated to young people ». 

Media contacts:

Virginie Lafleur - + 33 (0)1 41 34 71 03 - vlafleur@lagardere.fr

About Genao Productions:
Headed up by Boris Hertzog and Sandrine Nguyen since 2008, the company has made a name for itself as one of the leading producers of French animation by producing 7 series in 3 years: Linus & Boom (52×13) Gnark (52×7), Monk (52×3), Fish & Chips (52×13), Scary Larry (52×13), Mini Loup (78×7) and Xiaolin Chronicles (26×26).
In order to further strengthen its roots in animation, the company recently acquired the audiovisual adaptation rights to the celebrated comic strip published by the Delcourt Publishing Company « Les Légendaires » and pursues many ongoing ventures as well as currently developing unscripted programs and fiction for young people in order to reach out to the whole family.

About Lagardère Entertainment:
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment is a Lagardère Active company, and manages all of Group Lagardère's film and television production.
Lagardère Entertainment is France's leading film and television producer (fiction, entertainment programming, animation) with GMT, DEMD, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes, and Ango for productions in French; Atlantique and Timoon Animation for international productions; Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions, Electron Libre, Telmondis Productions, Léo Vision, and Add-On Factory for non-scripted programming; and Europe Images International, Telmondis Distribution, and les Editions Musicales François 1er for rights and distribution. Lagardère Entertainment is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content.
Its leading programmes are Julie Lescaut, Josephine Guardian Angel, C dans l'air, Mafiosa, Borgia, Clem, Stars du Rire, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, le Concert pour la Tolérance, C politique, Flics, Foster Family, Fish'n Chips and the series The Transporter.

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