ITVS America rejigs with Gaumont alum hire & promotions

Franklin producer ITV Studios America has rejigged its senior team and hired former Gaumont exec for business development. Robert Sorkin has been named VP of business development & strategy, responsible for creating new revenue opportunities, increasing awareness and adding value to the studio business across its slate of series. He was previously at the US […]

How France is leading the world on streamer regulation

France has been at the forefront of regulating domestic content investment from global streamers such as Netflix and Amazon, with countries around the world watching developments closely. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports on what the changes mean After a drawn-out process, the French government has finalised a new regulatory framework that will implement the European Audiovisual Media […]

Paramount+ partners with Gaumont to boost int’l scripted slate

Paramount+ has partnered with French production and distribution giant Gaumont to produce a slate of international scripted originals. Lupin producer Gaumont will produce several original series in association with Paramount’s international studio, VIS, as part of the streamer’s plan to greenlight 50 new international scripted originals in 2022. The partnership was announced during a Lille […]

Gaumont to adapt Quebecor Content scripted format ‘About Anthony’

French production and distribution giant Gaumont has acquired the rights to upcoming comedy-drama format About Anthony.  Written by Cathleen Rouleau, scripted by Benoît Pelletier and currently being developed by ComediHa! in collaboration with Quebecor Content, the original Quebec version of About Anthony will be directed by Podz (Lupin, Vikings). Inspired by Rouleau’s own life, About Anthony tells the story of Julie, who starts a new relationship and […]

Netflix orders UK erotic thriller from Gaumont & Moonage Pictures

Netflix’s UK-based VP of scripted Anne Mensah has ordered a three-part erotic thriller from Gaumont and Moonage Pictures. Damage will star Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) as two lovers involved in a dangerous love triangle. It is based on Josephine Hart’s novella of the same name and tracks Murphy’s character as […]

HBO orders adaptation of Raven Leilani’s ‘Luster’ from Gaumont & Viva Maude

US network HBO has ordered an adaptation of the Raven Leilani novel Luster from Gaumont and actor and producer Tessa Thompson’s prodco Viva Maude. The novel, which was released last year, tells the story of Edie, a young Black artist living a precarious existence in New York City. Taking a white lover in an open […]

Gaumont inks multi-project deal with Armando Bó’s About Entertainment

Gaumont has expanded its relationship with Armando Bó and his About Entertainment, with plans to develop both series and films across multiple genres and languages for global audiences. The development and production deal comes following their collaboration on the dramedy El Presidente, which is executive produced, written, directed and showrun by Bó, who formed About […]

Sky Deutschland stings first original comedy with ‘The Wasp’

Europe’s Sky Studios and French studio Gaumont have partnered to co-produce The Wasp, the first Sky Original comedy to be created for Germany’s Sky Deutschland. The six-part series was created and written by Jan Berger (Der Medicus) and will be directed by Hermine Huntgeburth (Neue Vahr Süd), with Andreas Bareiss and Sabine de Mardt attached to exec produce for Gaumont, while Quirin […]

Gaumont signs ‘La Jauría’ showrunner Lucía Puenzo to multi-year development deal

French studio Gaumont has signed Argentinean Cromo and La Jauría showrunner Lucía Puenzo to a multi-year development deal, with two projects already set. The first series to come out of the partnership will be Futuro Desierto, a near-future, dystopian thriller centered around a robotics engineer who moves his family to a remote town in Patagonia, where […]

TF1, Gaumont alum Rémy Jacquelin partners with Both Worlds in South Africa

South African production company Both Worlds Pictures has struck a wide-ranging partnership with Paradoxal, the production and finance outfit launched by former TF1 SVP of sales & acquisitions Rémy Jacquelin. The agreement will see Paradoxal supporting the development of Both Worlds’ slate of projects and representing them in the international markets for pre-sales, distribution and […]

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