F is for Family


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. […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

DreamWorks hires ex-Gaumont Int’l TV CEO

DreamWorks Animation has hired former Gaumont International Television scripted supremo Katie O’Connell Marsh to lead a push into live-action television. O’Connell Marsh (pictured) will be head of global live-action television at the Glendale, California-based studio, whose television unit has helped offset poor performance in movies in recent years. She will begin in her post in […]

Gaumont hires business affairs boss

Gaumont International Television has recruited Tim Stephen as senior VP, business and legal affairs. Stephen was previously head of legal for Generate where he was part of the team that worked on the sale of the digital studio to its counterpart Alloy Digital. Before that he was at Turner’s Cartoon Network and Lionsgate. The Gaumont […]

Netflix orders F is for Family from Gaumont

Netflix has ordered F is for Family, an animated series based on the comedy of US stand-up comic Bill Burr. Gaumont International Television will make the six-part half-hour series with US actor Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Television. Burr created the series, a period family comedy, with Michael Price (The Simpsons). The show will roll out […]