Gaumont


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, […]

Netflix, Amazon buy original films

Netflix and Amazon Studios have both invested in new movies, the former pacting with Brad Pitt and the latter picking up the latest effort from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Netflix will invest US$50 million in South Korean film Okja, according to production company Okja SPC, with Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment attached as a coproducer. […]

Gaumont hires sales veteran for London role

French studio Gaumont has hired former Cineflix Rights acquisitions chief Nikki Andrews as vice president, distribution. In the newly-created role, Andrews will sell Gaumont’s kids content in North America and western Europe, and sell the wider Gaumont Television line-up of shows into the Benelux region. Gaumont’s kids titles include Calimero (pictured) and Belle and Sebastian and […]

Gaumont strikes deal with Ivernel’s Montebello

French indie Gaumont has inked a first-look TV and film deal with Montebello Productions, the prodco run by former Pathé boss Francois Ivernel. The three-year deal covers TV and movie production, and will see the pair work together on projects and Gaumont distributing. Ivernel’s film credits include Girl with a Pearl Earring and Slumdog Millionnaire. “Gaumont […]

Wanted: procedural series

Demand remains high for procedural drama, but the supply from the US is slowing. Stewart Clarke investigates how the procedural genre is being reinvented and how international producers and distributors are increasingly getting involved in a genre that was once the preserve of the studios While Breaking Bad, House of Cards and True Detective exemplify […]

Gaumont, Eyeworks plot thriller drama

Gaumont Television Europe, Matador Film and Eyeworks Scandi Fiction are to coproduce a 12x60mins thriller drama from Real Humans’ Lars Lundström. 1001 is billed as an “English language modern day thriller with a high degree of fictionalisation and cinematic imagery, including our own world, universe and mythology”. It follows a policewoman who is contacted by someone claiming to […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

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 […]