Pierre Belaisch


Splash’s Atlan resurfaces at Gaumont

A day after his departure from Splash Entertainment was announced, Nicholas Atlan has resurfaced as president of animation at Franco-US prodco Gaumont. Atlan (pictured) is taking on the new post, which is based in LA, as Gaumont plots a significant push into animated series development and feature films. He will report to Gaumont CEO Sidonie […]

German deal for Gaumont’s Belle and Sebastian

German pubcaster ZDF has prebought the new animated version of Belle and Sebastian. The animated version of the classic 1960 children’s series is in production, with Gaumont Television producing, with Canada’s PVP Group, and distributing. The tale of a friendship between a boy (Sebastian) who lives in an Alpine village has already been picked up […]

Sonar’s Stein joins Gaumont as CEO exits

It has emerged Gene Stein exited Sonar Entertainment last week to join rival LA studio Gaumont, which is consolidating its television assets under one brand. Stein (left) has been named president of the new unit, Gaumont Television US, with current Gaumont International Television CEO Katie O’Connell (below right) leaving the restructuring business. Gaumon Television US […]

News brief: b’casters buy Calimero reboot

Gaumont Animation has shopped its rebooted Calimero animated series to a raft of international broadcasters. Discovery Kids has bought it for its service in Latin America as has Tiji in Russia, RTBF and Ketnet in Belgium, Hop in Israel and RTV in Slovenia. In France, the Gaumont-produced and distributed series is for TF1’s Tfou. Pierre […]

Gaumont reimages Laurel and Hardy

France’s Gaumont Animation is working on an animated remake of slapstick comedy legends Laurel and Hardy. Gaumont will finance, produce and distribute the 2D 78x7mins Laurel & Hardy after optioning rights from Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation. It is nearly 50 years since Larry Harmon Pictures and Hanna-Barbera created the last Laurel and Hardy toon series. […]

Alphanim rebrands, producing Noddy remake

French toon producer-distributor Alphanim has rebranded and is onboard a new version of Enid Blyton’s Noddy for France Televisions. From today, the company will be known as Gaumont Animation. The move is part of a wider strategic development plan that includes production of original content and classic properties, according to a joint statement from Pierre Belaïsch, […]