Broadcast News
Bookmark and Share
17/01/2007
SIP Animation Appoint Sylvie Barro As Head Of Development
Sylvie Barro has been appointed Head of Development at SIP Animation, it has been announced by Stephanie Kirchmeyer, Managing Director.
Barro will oversee all SIP’s new animation projects from development stage through to pilot.
Stephanie Kirchmeyer commented: “I am delighted that Sylvie has joined us at SIP. She has vast experience on both sides of the animation fence - the creative side as a script editor and as a producer. She has the great skill of being able to consider a project in development and know if it will work. As well as being bilingual, Sylvie has lived and worked in the US and London and really understands both cultures.”
Barro was previously story editor and then line producer of one of SIP Animation’s hit TV series (A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens on Machines, Seasons 1 & 2). Prior to this she has been a writer and story-editor of numerous features, live action and animated series. She also supervised the development of international co-productions at Carrere Group and was development consultant and script analyst for various production companies in Los Angeles.
She regularly collaborates with theatre companies as an author and producer and has written children’s educational interactive plays and programmes for Oxfam Australia commissioned for the 'World Refugee Day' campaign of the UNHCR. Barro is a graduate of UCLA’s Writer’s and Film Programme.
Television production company SIP was founded in France by Haim Saban and Jacqueline Tordjman in 1977 and moved into animation in 1983. SIP developed into a well-established producer and distributor of animation. In 2001 following the departure of Saban, The Walt Disney Company took a minority holding in the company which then changed its name to SIP Animation. Whilst enjoying the backing of the world’s most successful animation company, SIP continues to operate as an independent studio, acquiring and creating its own portfolio of high end animated programming which it successfully co-produces with a wide range of international broadcasters.
SIP Animation has produced 21 TV series representing almost 750 half hour episodes making the company one of the leading producers of animated series in Europe.
(DS/SP)


Top Broadcast News Stories
24/10/2014
Neumann KH Installed In Calrec
A Neumann 5.1 surround system has been installed at Calrec’s Hebden Bridge headquarters, allowing its clients to accurately experience the superior au
24/10/2014
dbn Co-operates In Gala Event
Manchester, UK based lighting specialist dbn was once again involved in the ambitious production at the heart of the Co-Operative Retail Trading Group
24/10/2014
Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidcheck, a supplier of software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its 'Vidchecker' autom
24/10/2014
Estonia Public Broadcasting And HARMAN Studer's Vista 5 M3 Digital Console
Estonia Public Broadcasting recently upgraded its OB van with a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 M3 digital console. The organization chose to make the upgrade i
24/10/2014
Classical Sensation Reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones
Debuting on iTunes Classical at #1 before its official release, the Chopin Variations by celebrated pianist and composer Chad Lawson, violinist
24/10/2014
Key Firms Donate to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), has announced that the Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have mad
23/10/2014
Blackmagic Design Used In 'Sonic Highways'
Blackmagic Design has announced that several of its Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot behind the scenes footage and B roll for the Foo Fighters
23/10/2014
FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, And More To Caper 201
FOR-A America will exhibit several of its video production solutions at the upcoming CAPER show takeing place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October
23/10/2014
HARMAN'S AKG Celebrate C214 as Best-Selling Condenser Microphone
HARMAN's AKG has announced that its C214 microphone has been the "best-selling condenser microphone for studio and stage in the United States over the
23/10/2014
Sony Collaborates With Evertz
Sony and Evertz are working together to develop new IP interoperability technologies, following an announcement of their strategic alliance at IBC in