Philippe Alessandri’s Watch Next Media (Best Bugs) has acquired a stake in Paris-based animation studio Je Suis Bien Content (Roger).
This investment will allow Je Suis Bien Content (JSBC), which was set up by Franck Ekinci and Marc Jousset in 1996, to consolidate its activities and finance its growth. Both companies will soon share back offices, with the creative teams remaining independent. Watch Next also distributes programs internationally through its subsidiary Kids First.
Ekinci and Jousset commented: “This partnership will allow Je Suis Bien Content to open towards the international market through Watch Next’s distribution arm Kids First, and consolidate our growth.”
Alessandri, the CEO of Watch Next Media and Kids First, added: “This partnership is the first step in Watch Next’s European expansion strategy, allowing us to expand our production and distribution slate while consolidating one of France’s main animation talent hubs.”