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David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of Marathon Media, steps down


Zodiak Media announces today that David Michel is stepping down, effective March 31st, 2014.

After debuting at Fox Kids, David Michel co-founded Marathon Media in 2001. In 2007, he was named General Manager of the company. In 2011, David Michel joined the Executive Committee of Zodiak Media as Senior Vice President Group Marketing, in addition to his General Manager role within Marathon Media.

David Michel is also the co-creator and co-producer of 13 international series, including the global hit Totally Spies. The latest ongoing production is Get Blake, produced for Nickelodeon US and International, and Gulli.
David Michel: "The launch of Marathon Media with Vincent Chalvon Demersay has been a great adventure and the decision to leave was a difficult one. I am fortunate to have been able to work with the Marathon Media and Zodiak Media staff during all these years. I entirely trust the management, the talented directors, producers and studio to further develop the success of our productions. I will continue to work alongside the Marathon Media team until March 31st to ensure a smooth transition towards our partners worldwide and internal teams."

Marc-Antoine d'Halluin, CEO Zodiak Media and President of Marathon Media: "Marathon Media is one of the group's major companies and, owing much to David Michel's talent, has created international hits which continue to contribute to the success of Zodiak Kids even today. I wish him every success in his future endeavours. I have every confidence in Ambroise Delorme, COO Marathon Media; Eryk Casemiro, Chief Creative Officer of the company; and the Marathon Media staff to pursue the ambitious ongoing developments and create tomorrow's greatest animation hits."