To support the strong growth of its production volume and to deal with the development of its activities, Samka Productions recently recruited Virginie Duquenois as Producer.
After graduating from the Production program at ESRA (École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) in Paris in 2005, Duquenois has spent more than 12 years as Head of Youth Programs and Programming for TV5MONDE, the international French-language channel. She actively participated in the launch of its digital platform tivi5mondeplus.com in 2009, and worked on the development of its kids’ channel TIVI5 in 2012 for the United States and in 2016 for French-speaking Africa.
“At an important turning point of the life of our company, her experience as a broadcaster along with her proficiency and her versatility make Virginie a valuable asset to support our growth,” said Samuel Kaminka, Founder & President, Samka Productions.
Duquenois commented, “I am extremely proud and happy to join the creative and talented team of Samka Productions, especially in this time of expansion which promises to be exciting. To ‘step through the looking glass’ in Samuel’s company delights me.”
Founded in 2003, Samka Productions is one of the leading independent animation production companies based in Paris. The shop has delivered more than 120 hours of programming, including the series Jamie’s Got Tentacles S1 & S2 (104 x 11’); Marsupilami S1, S2 & S3 (78 x 24’); Eliot Kid S1 & S2 (104 x 13’), I.N.K. (26 X 24’); The Sisters (52 x 11’, S2 in production), based on the YA book series which sold more than 3 million copies and a ratings hit on French channel M6; and Wolf (78 x 7’), based on the YA literate which sold 5.5 million copies worldwide and a success on French channel TF1.
The studio currently has more than 10 new projects in development.