• Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
Untold Studios extends reach to U.S. with launch of shop in L.A. market
Christina Roldan (l) and Jo Arghiris
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Untold Studios in London is extending its reach to the U.S. market with the opening of a Culver City, Calif.-based studio under the aegis of newly hired partners/executive producers Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan.

Untold Studios is a creative studio and community, creating culturally relevant entertainment across advertising, music, film and TV since its launch in London in 2018. The operation has grown to more than 200 people--from directors to creatives, unscripted development executives to technologists, VFX artists to designers. 

Following collaborations with artists such as Adele, Placebo, Sam Smith, Dave, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy and producing commercials for Nike, New Balance, PlayStation, Beats and Google, as well as award-winning VFX for shows like The Crown, the expansion to L.A. is a natural next step.

Arghiris and Roldan bring a wealth of experience and creative relationships to Untold, having met when they were managing directors of bicoastal production studio, Scholar.  

Prior to serving as managing director at Scholar, Arghiris was 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. 

Arghiris commented, “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 U.S. came at the perfect time.”

Darren O’Kelly, CEO and co-founder, said “Untold is about great talent doing great work. Work that captures the imagination. The ambition for Untold in L.A. 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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