UK CEO Danny Perkins To Leave StudioCanal At The End of September To Pursue New Opportunities with a Successor to be Named Soon
STUDIOCANAL announced today that UK CEO Danny Perkins will depart the company at the end of September.
Perkins said “I am extremely proud of the wide-ranging slate I’ve carefully curated during my time at STUDIOCANAL to produce and distribute films which resonate with audiences such as the much-loved “Paddington” franchise.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with both high-profile British filmmakers as well as up-and-coming directors at the start of their careers who are now well-respected in their field.
I have been with the company since it was simply an idea – and to see it flourish into the business it is today, a thriving, dynamic operation located in the heart of the new Vivendi campus in Pancras Square is something I will always be immensely proud of.
Whilst this was a very difficult decision to make, I am leaving to pursue other exciting opportunities and leave the team in good hands with a strong pipeline of projects due to be released in the next year.”
Maxime Saada, Chairman of STUDIOCANAL, said “On behalf of the team at STUDIOCANAL, I would like to thank Danny for his significant contribution and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.”
Following his departure, Perkins will continue to independently produce several projects which he developed at STUDIOCANAL through his new venture.
A successor will be appointed soon.