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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 […]

Gaumont preps Mexican drama with ‘This Is Not Berlin’ duo

French studio Gaumont is developing a Mexican music drama created by Max Zunino and Hari Sama, the team behind last year’s award-winning feature This Is Not Berlin.  The duo will co-write the Spanish-language series, which has the working title Los Últimos Análogos and chronicles the peak of the ‘Rock en Español’ movement during the turbulent […]

‘Narco’s prodco Gaumont names Nicolas Atlan president for US, Gene Stein to exit

Nicolas Atlan has been promoted to president of Gaumont’s US operations. The Narcos and El Presidente production outfit is streamlining the US side of the business and as a result, Atlan, the former president of Gaumont animation and family, will now added oversight of the US and Latin American drama divisions to his remit. All […]

Gaumont adds Amazon’s Michelle Sullivan for animation & family

Narcos producer Gaumont has appointed Amazon Studios’ Michelle Sullivan to work across its animation and family programming. Sullivan, who will become VP & creative exec at Gaumont,  was most recently a development exec at Amazon Studios, where she worked on the production of original scripted animated children’s series including Do, Re & Mi, Jessy And […]

Ex-Gaumont distribution chief Vanessa Shapiro launches Nicely Entertainment

Former Gaumont distribution chief Vanessa Shapiro has launched her own production and distribution company, Nicely Entertainment. Shapiro will serve as CEO at LA-based Nicely, which was formed in January and aims to bring “quality series and movies” to global audiences and markets around the world. She was appointed as Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution […]

Kids bulletin: Gaumont launches ‘Pirate Mouse’; Cake boards ‘Woozle & Pip’; Cosmos-Maya sets up sales arm

Gaumont, Amsterdam team for ‘Pol The Pirate Mouse’ Gaumont and Amsterdam-based Submarine are partnering on animated series Pol The Pirate Mouse. The co-production is based on the eponymous children’s book written by renowned writer Tingue Dongelman and illustrated by Denise van Leeuven. The project (52 x 11 minutes) was presented by Bruno Felix of Submarine […]

Gaumont hires Univision’s Christian Gabela for int’l co-productions

Gaumont has hired Univision exec Christian Gabela to oversee international co-productions. Gabela, who has been appointed VP of international TV co-production, is to manage and expand the business’s TV distribution and co-production partnerships in key territories internationally, focusing on Latin America. He will report into Vanessa Shapiro, president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production, while […]

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