Matthieu Coppet has just been announced by Humanoids as their new Group Chief Operating Officer. Here’s an abridged version of the official statement accompanying this news to tell you more about his new responsibilities:
“In this newly created position, Coppet will work directly with Humanoids’ CEO Fabrice Giger to scale the company’s operations. Humanoids recently secured a multimillion-dollar development fund with a strategic partner for the production of film & television content based on Humanoids’ vast IP catalog.
Coppet will supervise the operations of Humanoids’ headquarters in Los Angeles, including overseeing the launching of new business lines, as well as that of the branches in Paris (France) and Tokyo, and across Humanoids’ portfolio of imprints and brands. Humanoids’ catalog spans a varied collection of genres—including science-fiction, thriller, comedy, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, children’s, and more.”
Humanoids is well known for its portfolio of iconic European science fiction and fantasy books by the likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mœbius, John Cassaday, José Ladrönn, Juan Giménez, Naoki Urasawa and more. High-end comics for the discerning reader.
Of course, Coppet is over the moon over this appointment, and indicates he’s looking forward to the new challenges in his statement below:
“I am thrilled to join the company as it is uniquely positioned with its evergreen premium IP to expand into film, television, video games, and digital new media. New investments into those core segments will speed up the emergence of an integrated media company, creating value for both our talents and shareholders. Humanoids’ vast library includes thousands of characters—and counting. Now we’ll be introducing these iconic stories to a wider audience than ever before!”
Coppet has worked in the gaming industry as a Chief Strategy Officer of Wonder and before that he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Legendary Entertainment. So, he comes to this with plenty of experience and previous success. Good news for Coppet, good news for Humanoids.