Gaumont, one of the world’s first film companies and producer of the series “Narcos,” is continuing to grow its animation and family efforts in the U.S. with the addition of industry veteran Michelle Sullivan. The announcement was made today by Nicolas Atlan, president, animation and family, Gaumont.
Sullivan most recently served as a development executive at Amazon Studios, where she was instrumental in developing and overseeing the production of Amazon Kids Originals scripted animated children’s series including “Do, Re & Mi,” “Jessy and Nessy,” “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” “Wishenpoof,” “Click Clack Moo,” “Creative Galaxy,” and “Bookaboo.” Prior to that, she led National Geographic’s kids and family digital initiatives including NG Kids TV, its multi-platform video channel, in addition to having held positions with a focus on kids and teens at both AOL and MXG.
Sullivan will officially join the team in August as vice president, creative executive, based in Gaumont’s Los Angeles, Calif. offices, reporting to Terry Kalagian, senior vice president, creative development, animation and family. She will be working alongside Kimberly Dennison, vice president, creative development, sourcing projects to be developed into animated and live-action series in the animation and family space.
“I am so excited to have Michelle Sullivan joining our team,” says Terry Kalagian, senior vice president, creative development, animation and family, Gaumont. “Her creative vision is aligned with Gaumont’s, and the energy and expertise she brings to the group will further inspire us in our ongoing quest to develop meaningful stories and compelling characters.”