Our history

Founded in 2015, Watch Next Media is a production company specializing in animated TV series. Watch Next Media develops and produces ambitious, meaningful series that aim to entertain children and people all over the world.

Year after year, we have expanded our scope to enrich our editorial catalog and control every step from conception to exploitation, to guarantee the quality of our programs and keep costs in check.

  • 2017 : Creation of La Factorie, an animation and post-production studio located in Paris and, since 2020, also in Lille (northern France).
  • 2018 : Launch of Kids First, an international distribution company – wholly-owned since 2021 – to guarantee the best possible exploitation of our programs.
  • 2019 : Acquisition of a stake in Je Suis Bien Content (JSBC), a service studio and awarded production company, to enrich Kids First’s catalog and diversify the production activity with animated feature films.
  • 2020 : Creation of Animato, an Italian subsidiary founded with producer Elena Toselli, and opening of an animation studio in Turin in 2021.

Our team

Philippe Alessandri

CEO

Sylvain Huchet

Producer and Head of Development

Jeremy Guiter

Artistic director and Director

Marie Lassal

Head of sales

Jules Garcia

Head of Studio

Anaëlle Hersin

Head of Studio (Lille)

Patrick Havard

CFO

Anne Bonnet

Head of Legal

Édouard Kuchiman

Director

Sophie Castaignede

Background Supervisor

Thomas Bignon

Animation director

Clément Gaduel

Production Manager

Khady Ndiaye

Accountant

Eduardo Nolla

Digital Manager

Jean Harlez

Story Editor - Development Manager

Manon Etevenaux

Office Manager

Our offices