Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks has appointed Guillaume Dubois as vice-president of production.
Dubois, who will report to Mercury Filmworks founder and CEO Clint Eland, will manage current and future productions, including work for hire and original intellectual property. Among the projects he will oversee are “Octicorn” and “Bad Jelly the Witch.” Dubois will work alongside Heath Kenny, creative director of the Ottawa-based company, and Chantal Ling, vice president of original series and co-production.
Dubois began his hosting career at Mondo TV in France and spent 16 years in animation and children’s television. He was previously CEO of Caribara Montreal, which he co-founded. An offshoot of the Parisian animation studio Caribara, specializing in 2D animation for projects such as “Yellow Yeti” (Zodiak Kids, Gigglebug, Disney EMEA), “Princess Dragon” (dir. Ankama) and “Where Is Anne Frank ?” (dir. Ari Folman), Dubois oversaw operations and business affairs in Canada.
Prior to co-founding Caribara Montreal, Dubois worked at TouTenKartoon (“Ollie & Moon”), as head of production and executive producer, and at Gaumont, where he oversaw a range of projects for children and adults, including series television, film and trans media. .
“Guillaume brings extensive studio experience and valuable operational expertise,” Eland said. “Our alignment with a talent-driven approach further strengthens Mercury’s ability to deliver powerful performances and stories to and for our partners.”
Dubois said, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to join Mercury Filmworks at this time of global growth and evolution. I consider the studio to be one of the best animation houses in the industry, with top-notch projects, incredible talent, continuous evolution as expert technicians and a mission to have a positive career impact. of their talent.