Magazine article Screen International

'Narcos' Studio Gaumont Hires Key Executives in Paris, Los Angeles

Magazine article Screen International

'Narcos' Studio Gaumont Hires Key Executives in Paris, Los Angeles

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French mini-major adds executives to global distribution operation.

Gaumont has brought on several executives to its global distribution team following the appointment earlier this year of Vanessa Shapiro as president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production.

In Paris, Cecilia Rossignol (top, laft) has been appointed vice-president of international TV sales, drama, responsible for selling and pre-selling Gaumont’s US and French television programming within the EMEA territories, as well as solidifying partnerships for European co-productions.

Rossignol joins Gaumont from FranceTV Distribution where she was in charge of TV sales for France Télévision’s catalogue to North America and several European territories. From 2014 to 2016, she was head of sales and acquisitions at 100% Distribution, and prior to that served at Newen Distribution.

In Los Angeles, Cherie Johnson has joined as vice-president of marketing to develop strategic marketing initiatives for international TV sales, while Robby Amar (top, centre) has joined as vice-president, TV acquisitions and distribution, to focus on acquiring new TV series from third-party producers for worldwide distribution. …

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