Red Monk & Superprod Align for New Studio


Italy’s Red Monk Studio has joined forces with Superprod Group to create a new Milan-based animation studio with Italian and international artists capable of managing all development and production phases of TV series and feature films.

To meet the technological needs of its goals, the studio will have access to the pipeline and infrastructure established by Superprod. Red Monk will maintain editorial independence and the option to develop original concepts, as Pedro Citaristi, former international sales manager of Superights, joins Red Monk’s team as CEO and producer.

Through the deal, Red Monk is still able to work with foreign producers as a co-production partner or service studio, with the capacity of triggering the tax credit for international productions available in Italy.

Along with the Superprod Group merger, Red Monk has launched a search for new
employees to fill multiple creative positions, including animators, concept artists, character designers, background designers and storyboard artists. Technical roles are open as well, such as CG supervisor and TD pipeline.

Clement Calvet, president, and Jérémie Fajner, managing director of Superprod, said: “We are honored to support the Italian animation industry, which has grown into a leading player in the global creative community. We trust Pedro, Lucia and Corrado will combine their impressive talent and long experience to evolve Red Monk into a fantastic animation studio.”

Citaristi said: “I look forward to the success of this joint operation. We have a very
ambitious and challenging growth plan, but I am confident that thanks to our constant
efforts and the full support of Superprod, Red Monk can quickly become a key player in the Italian animation market.”

Red Monk Founders Lucia Scott and Corrado Diodà, who will remain within the company as producer and head of studio, respectively, said: “This partnership means a lot to us: it’s great to be involved with this amazing team. We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to create new jobs in the lively Italian animation industry, which is quickly expanding and full of amazing talent.”