April 6, 2018
In her new role, Laas will be responsible for selling Gaumont’s animated TV series within the EMEA territories and North America. She will also solidify partnerships for worldwide co-productions.
Previously, Laas was the international sales manager at France TV Distribution, where she created and oversaw global distribution strategies for animation content. She has also held positions with Toei Animation Europe and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
“We have seen significant growth in our animation business over the past year, with three new kids’ series close to completion, and three recently announced projects in development with several more to be unveiled in the coming months,” says Vanessa Shapiro, president, worldwide TV distribution and co-production, Gaumont. “Laura’s extensive industry background and expertise will be of paramount importance as we roll out these completed series and finalizeco-production partnerships for our new development slate.”
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