French animation studio Xilam Animation has appointed Charles Courcier to head of digital production.

Courcier joins the company from Amuse, a subsidiary of Millimages, where he was responsible for progressing the company’s global business strategy, setting up the internal studio, and developing its production pipeline.

In his newly created role at Xilam, Courcier will be responsible for sourcing, developing, financing, and producing original web series to expand Xilam’s presence on YouTube, in addition to growing the studio’s presence across AVOD platforms and developing animated web series for adult audiences.

“We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the Xilam Animation team. His arrival comes at a hugely exciting time for our company as we continue celebrating success and growth in the digital arena,” says Morgann Favennec, executive vice president of global sales development at Xilam Animation. “Charles’ wealth of experience in identifying original IPs which will engage international audiences, alongside effectively managing the production process, will enable us to significantly expand our online content offering for both young and adult audiences.”

“As a leading animation studio with a fantastic portfolio of award-winning animated properties, I’m thrilled to join Xilam Animation and help build upon the studio’s success in the digital space,” Courcier says. “I look forward to working closely with the hugely talented team to develop a pipeline of strong, original IPs, and engaging digital content, which will not only resonate with Xilam’s existing fan-base but also with new audiences around the world.”

Xilam recently hit a milestone on YouTube, with 10 million subscribers across its channels. Current hit series include the preschool shows Paprika and Oggy and the Cockroaches.