Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez is closing down his animation production-distribution house PPM Multimedia to head up the animation arm of Madrid's burgeoning content creator Filmax. He will oversee the development of animated projects, international sales, coordinating co-productions and directing services at Filmax's animation studio Bren Entertainment. Rodriguez formed PPM Multimedia in 1990 and quickly transformed the small company into a major force in the Spanish market. He will bring the PPM catalog -- which includes the stop-motion series KOKI, SNAILYMPICS and CAPELITO -- to Filmax for distribution. Rodriguez told the DAILY VARIETY that, "With big groups now moving into the sector and owning broadcasters there are increasingly few distribution outlets for smaller operators such as PPM."
Read "Paco" Rodriguez's Animation World Magazine article to learns more about the European animation community and its concerns.