Paris-based producer and distributor GO-N has appointed Marie Congé as Head of Sales & Business Development. In this newly created role, Congé will develop and implement international sales strategies, overseeing business development, brand building and growing new revenue streams.
Congé brings strong international distribution credentials to her new role, as well as valuable experience in licensing, publishing, new media and emerging platforms — among other areas into which GO-N hopes to expand. Congé was most recently VP of International Sales, Acquisitions & New Media at Cyber Group Studios, and has also held the post of SVP International Distribution & Consumer Products at Moonscoop.
GO-N’s international sales had been handled by co-founders and producers Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet — and successfully so, with its original series Zip Zip selling in over 100 countries. With Congé’s arrival, de Galard and Garnet are determined to accelerate the studio’s creation of content for both broadcast and new media platforms.
Earlier this year, GO-N Productions integrated 100% production on its new preschool series Simon in-house, under the supervision of line producer Emmanuel de Franceschi. Congé’s arrival is perfectly timed for the MIPJunior launch of Simon, a 52 x 5 adaptation of Stephanie Blake’s bunny books, which has already pre-sold to France Télévisions, RTS Switzerland, YLE Finland, Télé-Québec and HOP! Israel. You can read more about Simon in the October issue of Animation Magazine, available at MIPJunior.