Italy’s Ierovolino Leisure Opens Two Animation Studios in Serbia
BELGRADE: The international film and television production company Iervolino Entertainment, founded in Rome in 2011 by Andrea Iervolino, recently opened the Serbia-based animation company Iervolino Studios, whose main focus is on creating high quality short animated content for streaming platforms.
Iervolino Studios now operate in two locations in Belgrade and Novi Sad and employ 73 talented creatives – storyboard artists, 3D and 2D animators, graphic designers, editors, screenwriters, modelers, IT developers, composers, producers, directors and many more. Ierovolino Entertainment plans to invest 100 million euros in the production of animated content, 8.5 million euros in the company’s infrastructure and employ around 600 creative people.
Iervolino Studios employees are already working on the production of animated films for the world market, including the short animated series Puffins, the main character of which is voiced by the famous Johnny Depp. The series is broadcast on the digital platforms Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
Iervolino Studios’ presence in Serbia began in 2020 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia and a Memorandum of Cooperation with the production company Archangel Digital Studios, owned by the revered actor and producer Miloš Biković.
Iervolino Studios plans to support the development of animation and film in Serbia by working with the education sector, supporting initiatives and projects in the film industry, as well as socially responsible projects and activities by investing in the education and training of employees.