Untold Studios is to open its first studio in the US with executive Producers Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan joining as Partners and leading the LA studio.
Since its launch in London in 2018 the studio houses 200 people – from directors to creatives, unscripted development executives to technologists, VFX artists to designers.
The studio has collaborated with artists such as Adele, Placebo, Sam Smith, Dave, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy and produced commercials for Nike, New Balance, Playstation, Beats and Google, as well as award-winning VFX for shows like The Crown.
The new studio is based in Culver City and is spearheaded by Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan who met when they were MDs of bi-coastal production studio, Scholar.
Prior to joining Untold Studios, Arghiris was MD at Scholar and was previously an EP at The Mill and MPC. Roldan joins Untold Studios after a stint at Facebook. Her production expertise spans design and animation, as well as live-action. Roldan holds an MBA in business strategy and spent time leading the new business efforts at Passion Pictures, prior to joining Scholar.
Jo Arghiris comments: “We’ve had our eyes on Untold Studios from launch and, as we learned more, we were inspired by the diversity and breadth of talent and creative output. It’s a long-awaited move for the people who have been watching Untold evolve and break the mold in London. Christina and I have always sought out new ideas and opportunities. The chance to launch Untold in the US came at the perfect time and we couldn’t be more excited for this journey.”
Christina Roldan adds: “Untold is bringing a refreshing and innovative production proposition to LA. We’re accessible to a multitude of creative powerhouses across the worlds of agency and brand – and the energy is electric. People are excited about meeting new talent, a new studio, and a new culture. We’re tapping into clients who are searching for what’s next, and are hungry to change things up in their lives – and in this industry.”
Darren O’Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder, says: “Untold is about great talent doing great work. Work that captures the imagination. The ambition for Untold in LA is to collaborate with the most visionary partners. And Jo and Christina are two exceptional creative leaders who understand the ever-evolving creative universe.”
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