Magazine article Screen International

'Narcos' Producer Gaumont Sets Up UK Division

Magazine article Screen International

'Narcos' Producer Gaumont Sets Up UK Division

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Kudos executive producer Alison Jackson will take the role of UK president.

‘Narcos’

Narcos producer Gaumont is setting up a UK division, headed up by Kudos executive producer Alison Jackson (reports Broadcast).

Taking the role of UK president and reporting into Gaumont vice chief executive officer Christophe Riandee, Jackson will join the French producer when the UK arm opens for business in August.

She is currently executive producing series two of Kudos’ Sky Atlantic drama Tin Star.

Gaumont, which has offices in Paris and Los Angeles, is also opening a German office on 1 July.

Riandee said: “The UK has a rich heritage in creating exceptional dramas that travel the world, and with Alison’s infectious passion for television drama, as well as her ability to tap into the deep resource of well-established and emerging talent, this market will also be a key driver for new content for Gaumont outside of the US, France and Germany. …

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