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.

Celine Carenco cropIn 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 sales and acquisitions director at Awol Animation. Prior to this, she worked at Gaumont Animation for 15 years.

Marie-Laure Marchand, senior vice president of global consumer product and media distribution – who formerly has these responsibilities – will now focus all of her time helping to grow and implement the company’s global consumer products’ strategies.

Morgann Favennec, executive vice president of global sales development at Xilam Animation, said: “Céline has a terrific track record in both the creative and business sides of animation and she will be a great asset to our sales team as we continue to forge relationships in the key Asian Pacific market. Céline is highly regarded in in the region where she began and forged her sales career.”

Carenco added: “Xilam is in a unique position in the kids’ space. I am excited about what the company has to offer and am thrilled to be joining a dynamic and seasoned team to help further grow the business.”

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