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After record turnover in 2018, Studio 100 Group expands international business and production capabilities;

Barbara Stephen, made Content CEO of Studio 100 International Group and Alexia Gates-Foale to Head of Animation Production for Flying Bark Productions.

…We absolutely trust in Barbara to lead our content and production teams across the globe. The Board and I are very optimistic about the future, while being grateful for the hard work of our staff and what was achieved so far. And we believe that the best is yet to come!
— Hans Bourlon, previous CEO of Studio 100 Group

In addition to her role as CEO for Sydney based Flying Bark Productions, Ms Stephen will assume executive management of all development, investment and animation production across the creative businesses including Studio 100 Animation (Paris), Studio Isar Animation (Munich) and Little Airplane Productions (New York).

The company has also backed the major expansion of Flying Bark Productions’ in-house animation capabilities which now includes the new appointment of Alexia Gates-Foale as Head of Animation Production.

Leading a team of almost 300 people, Ms Foale will help develop greater expertise and long-term employment opportunities for the local Sydney studio across the hand-drawn 2D animation and in-house CGI teams.  

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Flying Bark Productions has worked hard to develop a strong culture of creativity and inclusiveness with a focus on delivering world-class content across hand-drawn 2D and CGI character animation. Alexia has been pivotal in shaping the modern studio and will continue to provide strong leadership and creative vision for our future direction.
— Barbara Stephen, Content CEO of Studio 100 International and CEO of Flying Bark Productions.
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