Executives had continued to run and expand the production studio after its 2017 purchase by the German family entertainment company; Studio 100 co-CEOs Barbara Stephen and Martin Krieger will oversee integration and streamlining of the studio’s international business as well as continuity of projects in the pipeline.
Studio 100 and Little Airplane Productions CEO, Josh Selig and COO, Sharon Gomes, have agreed to part ways. Little Airplane was acquired by the family entertainment company in 2017 and had been allowed to continue its business expansion into both the USA and China.
“Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Studio 100’s business, we have decided to further integrate the activities of our Studio 100 International business unit under the leadership of Barbara Stephen and Martin Krieger in order to create a more streamlined organization,” explained Studio 100 CEO and founding shareholder, Hans Bourlon. “I want to sincerely thank Josh and Sharon for their hard work and commitment to Little Airplane and Studio 100 over the last 3 years and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
“While our collaboration has come to an end, I have every faith in the team at Little Airplane and Studio 100 to continue delivering the kind of high-quality preschool shows that Little Airplane is renowned for,” remarked Selig. “I wish them all the very best! As for me, I will be announcing a new China/US initiative in the coming year and I will continue to create and produce meaningful children’s content for the global market.”
Studio 100 International’s leadership, co-CEOs Barbara Stephen and Martin Krieger, will work with the team at Little Airplane to ensure continuity on the great projects that are in the New York studio’s pipeline.
Source: Studio 100