Gran Canaria hosts the headquarters of a new international animation studio

The president of the Gran Canaria Island Council, Antonio Morales, has inaugurated this afternoon the first filial of the French animation studio Fortiche Production in the Canary Islands. The delegation will count on a team of around twenty professionals dedicated exclusively to the animation department.

The managing director of the Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Cosme García; as well as members of the initiatives ‘Gran Canaria Film Commission‘ and ‘Best in Gran Canaria‘, accompanied the president during the opening ceremony.

During the presentation, Morales, who thanked the management of Fortiche Production for choosing Gran Canaria as the island headquarters for their studio, emphasised the Council’s commitment to the audiovisual industry. “The tax advantages in the Islands include different figures that are an incentive for the attraction of national and international companies and an incentive for the diversification of economic activity, which the Council has complemented with its own services and advisory and support programmes to provide a tailor-made solution before, during and after the landing of the company on the island,” he said.

In this sense, Antonio Morales explained that for the coming 2022 the opening of new additional spaces is planned to meet the demand of the companies already located on the island and of the new ones that will be installed. “Our objective is to provide companies with all the necessary resources for them to choose Gran Canaria as their headquarters and, in this way, nourish our labour market with specialised professionals and make companies grow with them”.

The SPEGC manager thanked the teams of the ‘Gran Canaria Film Commission’ and ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ initiatives for their efforts, as both initiatives work every day to promote the island and the Gran Canaria brand abroad, making investors, companies and entrepreneurs consider and value the island as a benchmark. “This work and effort is demonstrated on days like today, when we welcome new companies that strengthen the business fabric of the island,” he added.

Fortiche Production is a Paris-based animation studio, created twelve years ago by Pascal Charrue, Jérôme Combe and Arnaud Delord. Since then, the company has refined a unique graphic style and a mix of 2D/3D media, to great acclaim in the animation industry.