Hi, I’m Chris Moujaes (here’s a hint: Moe-JEYE-es). I’m a studio executive who specializes in developing, financing, producing, and distributing animated motion pictures, live action films and music for the international marketplace. Believe it or not, I’m also a storyteller, creator and artist.

One of the most important lessons I learned early in my career is that show business has, in fact, two distinct dimensions: the “show” and the “business.” I’ve learned to respect and enjoy both sides, and I strive to help others do the same.

My expertise includes building film production slates, developing financial models, arranging international co-productions for animation and live action projects, leading overseas production groups, and acquiring rights for major intellectual properties.

Creating and delivering great storytelling in television and film means building the right production team. I have years of experience recruiting and managing international production teams who work in collaboration toward the shared goal of expanding entertainment brands into their widest global potential.


I’m currently Director of Original Entertainment for Group 1200 Media - best known for its FUNimation and Giant Ape Media film and TV release labels. I joined the company in 2009 to start the department from scratch. At Group 1200, I supervise all aspects of the production process from story development all the way through post-production. At any given point, I’ll have 4 to 6 films in active production in my film group.

In addition to my studio work, I enjoy bringing behind-the-scenes knowledge about the entertainment industry to conventions, conferences, universities and other events and institutions throughout North America.

I speak on the following subjects:

Understanding Film Finance
Film Distribution Economics
Storytelling Best Practices
Creative Development Process
Animation Production
Live Action Film Production

..and other entertainment-related subjects

I can also tailor presentations for your event’s needs.

For speaker booking: please email me at hichris@moujaes.com or drop me a message on my Twitter account or message me on LinkedIN.

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