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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 […]

Gaumont hires MarVista sales chief

Narcos producer Gaumont Television has hired MarVista Entertainment’s long-serving sales chief, Vanessa Shapiro, as president of worldwide distribution. Shapiro (pictured) will split her time between LA and Paris, and report to Gaumont vice CEO Christophe Riandee. She will also work closely with Gaumont’s US president, Gene Stein; Gaumont Animation president Nicolas Atlan; and senor VP, […]

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 […]

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 […]

On-demand giants pass on Fuller’s Hannibal

Netflix and Amazon have both passed on the chance to resurrect serial killer drama Hannibal. Show creator Bryan Fuller yesterday tweeted the streaming services, which have resuscitated shows such as Ripper Street and The Bridge after their linear cancellations, had said no to the former NBC show. However, he added he was “still investigating possibilities” […]

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 […]

eOne launches Australian TV division

Entertainment One has launched a new Australian TV division, which will be headed by Jude Troy. The UK-listed TV and film producer and distributor already has an Australian presence having acquired movie distributor Hopscotch in 2011. Troy has to this point been focused on film, but also acquiring Australian rights to a select batch of […]

Viewpoint: Katie O’Connell Marsh, CEO, Gaumont TV

The television landscape is changing. That we know for sure. With the rise of new platforms and independent studios entering into an already competitive marketplace, there is a plethora of content and new business models to explore. While this feeds commerce, it does not necessarily guarantee art. To me, the most exciting thing to emerge […]

Gaumont hires Hana Zidek

Gaumont has recruited Hana Zidek as its vice president, distribution of its international television division. Zidek will be based in London in the newly created role and oversee sales to Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Benelux region. She is the former A+E director, international content sales, EMEA. Prior to A+E she was at […]

Sky Living buys Stalker from Warner Bros.

Sky Living has continued a busy round of commissions and acquisitions with the pick-up of upcoming US drama Stalker. The series will be part of broadcast net CBS’ fall schedule. The Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) show follows a pair of detectives – Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Hostages) – investigating stalking incidents. The show […]