Gaumont


Xilam appoints ex-Gaumont exec to Asia Pacific post

Xilam Animation has appointed ex-Gaumont exec Céline Carenco as its new senior vice president of media distribution in Asia Pacific. In this role, Carenco will sell Xilam’s growing library of kids’ and family content to one of its key markets. Carenco brings in more than two decades of experience in distribution. She was most recently […]

Gaumont hires sales execs as Narcos heads for int’l market

LA-based distributor Gaumont has hired execs from Snap TV and Miramax, news that comes as the firm readies flagship drama Narcos for the international market. Ezequiel Olzanski and Mathilde Rottier (pictured) have joined as VP of Latin American TV distribution and coproduction and VP of US and Canada TV distribution respectively. Next week at Miami […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]

TBI Weekly: The best of Cartoon Forum

Cartoon Forum took place this week, bringing in some of the best animators, distributors, producers and broadcasters in Europe to the French city of Toulouse from 11-14 September. Each year, the Forum awards Cartoon Tributes for the best broadcaster, investor/distributor and producer. A majority among the 900 attendees at the Forum voted France Télévisions as broadcaster […]

Usual Suspects writer teams with Gaumont

The Usual Suspects screenwriter Chris McQuarrie has signed a first-look agreement with Narcos producer Gaumont. Under terms of the pact, McQuarrie will write, direct and produce “multiple” scripted dramas for Gaumont, which is based in LA and Paris. The first of these will be STL (WT), a TV drama adapted from Gaumont movie 36 Quai […]

Gaumont ups Tim Stephen to US legal head

Gaumont has promoted Tim Stephen to the post of head of US business and legal affairs at its LA office. Stephen will oversee business and legal affairs for film, television, animation and distribution for Gaumont’s US office. He will be working for Gene Stein, the president of US television at Gaumont; Nicolas Atlan, the president […]

France Télévisions, MarVista execs join Gaumont

Narcos studio Gaumont has hired execs from France Télévisions and MarVista Entertainment as it expands its sales offices in Paris and LA. Cecilia Rossignol, Robby Amar, Cherie Johnson and Rebekah Zarbarsky have all joined the company, moves that follow the hire of MarVista’s Vanessa Shapiro as sales chief earlier this year. Rossignol (right) joins from […]

Gaumont hires France TV exec for sales

France Télévisions Distribution exec Laura Laas is joining Gaumont as VP of international TV sales for animation. This will see Laas selling Gaumont toons such as Belle & Sebastian, Trulli Tales and Furry Wheels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and North America, and working closely with animation president Nicolas Atlan and his team. […]

New Lat Am vendor to shop Gaumont shows

A new Latin America-focused distribution company has landed regional rights to Gaumont’s scripted drama and animation programming. EO Distribution had become Gaumont’s exclusive sales agent for Latin America following the deal, which covers series such as Hannibal, Hemlock Grove and The Frozen Dead. Also on the slate will be France 2’s crime procedural The Art […]

Breton’s Federation adds distribution exec

France-based producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has hired Leyla Formoso to head up its drama sales efforts in Latin America. The French-Venezuelan sales exec will be in situ ahead of the MIPCancun, which starts tomorrow, and be shopping Federation’s dramas to local buyers. The Federation slate includes Canal+ series The Bureau, Netflix French original Marseille, […]

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