Wild Brain Goes Global With Launch Of Munich Subsidiary
San Franciscos animation studio Wild Brain, Inc. is expanding its global operation with the launch of a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. Wild Trixx Media GmbH will identify co-production partners for television and feature film projects, coordinate sales and merchandising for the companys future and existing programming, such as Wild Brains new 26-episode series POOCHINI, throughout Europe, and attract European-based commercials. Prinz Franz von Auersperg, supervisory board chairman of Syntek Capital and former senior executive with BMG and EM.TV, will lead the Wild Trixx Supervisory Board. Wild Trixx Media GmbH will be headed by managing director Curtis Briggs. Given the global nature of our business, we felt it imperative to establish a presence in Europe to provide support for our current programming efforts, identify future production and distribution partners and expand our leading commercials business, said Wild Brains chief executive officer Jeff Ulin. It is a testament to the importance of the German market that we have chosen to start our international expansion in Munich. We look forward to leveraging the relationships that Franz von Auersperg and Curtis Briggs enjoy in the German and broader European creative communities. Prior to joining Wild Trixx, Briggs was a veteran producer with television series, documentary and feature credits for SAT 1, Bayern III, ZDF, ARD and Eurovision TV. Most recently, he worked as head of Artists for Nature for World Wildlife Federation, where he was responsible for the conception and realization of the World Wildlife Federation-EXPO 2000 exhibition. He has worked as an assistant director for leading German filmmakers at ZDF. Briggs has collaborated on many artistic and cultural projects and produced the KONZERT FUR EINE HEIMAT (Mozart Requiem) event in Lubeck and the exhibition Natur? held in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany. A skilled musician, Briggs produced and co-wrote music for numerous films, TV series, soundtracks and albums. Briggs was awarded the Culture Prize from the BILD-Zeitung and is a member of the board of directors of the German Video Academy. Wild Brain, Inc. is a premier animation studio delivering content for film, TV, commercials and the Internet.