Xilam Animation Taps Talent Scout


Xilam Animation has appointed Julie Apperé to the newly created position of talent scout, head of talent acquisition and management.

In her new position, she will oversee the strategic scouting of talent and support the mobility of artists while also strengthening and promoting the Xilam brand at markets, festivals and in schools. As part of her remit, Apperé will also play a role in the development of the group’s social policy by leading across all activations in support of the company’s fight against discrimination and the championing of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities.

Apperé will report to Marc du Pontavice, president, and Dorothée Lanchier, deputy CEO across content and production.

Du Pontavice said: “For more than ten years, Julie has been supporting Xilam’s creative teams with huge success as well as kindness and professionalism. An expert in animation production, with great interpersonal skills that give her access to a wide network of talent, Julie is a major asset in engaging and uniting teams of artists and technicians. Today, we entrust her with the responsibility of being both the entry point and reference within Xilam for all artists, to accompany their individual journey in the service of the Group’s collective projects. Xilam is committed to the value of talent and innovation for the success of our business projects.”

Appéré added: “Xilam employs 500 people across four sites—Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Ho-Chin-Mihn-Ville—and I am delighted to take on these new cross-functional responsibilities, looking after human capital and employer branding. This function, which allows the company to prepare for new challenges, also opens up new development prospects for the years to come.”