French powerhouse Federation Entertainment has rebranded to Federation Studios and signed a Group Chief Financial Officer.

The Around the World in 80 Days producer-distributor has expanded quickly over the previous 12 months or so and the brand new title is an try and “federate its numerous fields of exercise and companies,” in line with the corporate.

The brand (proper) has additionally been up to date and Julie Gualino Daly has joined as Group CFO, alongside different new monetary workforce members.

She will work carefully with COO Benoit Lacombe to supervise monetary technique and supervise M&A as Federation Studios seeks additional development.

The 250-staff outfit stated its artistic groups have grown by 30% in the previous few months alone.

The firm most recently acquired Britannia and Bulletproof producer Vertigo Films. In the previous yr, it has additionally partnered with U.S. studio Anonymous Content to launch a joint venture in France, opened within the U.S. through new administration and manufacturing firm Animal Federation, taken a majority stake in French impartial studio Robin & Co, opened Glick in Germany with veteran drama execs Philipp Steffens and Julie Link and began one other UK enterprise with former eOne execs.