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July 8, 2020
Gaumont is streamlining its operations in the U.S. with new executive appointments.
Nicolas Atlan has been named president of Gaumont in the U.S. He was formerly president of Gaumont Animation and Family. In his new position, Atlan adds the oversight of the U.S. and Latin American drama divisions to his remit.
“Over the last four years, I have had the immense pleasure to have led a talented group of executives focused on building a targeted, world-class slate of family programming,” says Atlan. “Moving forward, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. team in creating a broad range of compelling content tailored to our U.S. partners and further contributing to Gaumont’s continued global success.”
Under the new structure, operational control of Gaumont U.S. will transition to Atlan with all divisions within the organization: creative, production, business affairs, finance and marketing, integrated under his leadership.
“Gaumont pioneered the straight to series model for TV back in 2012, and we are now continuing to adapt our organization to today’s highly competitive market,” says Christophe Riandee, vice chief executive officer, Gaumont. “Nicolas is a talented entrepreneurial executive with an impressive track record of securing strategic partnerships with top streaming partners including Netflix, Amazon Studios and Apple TV+. Thanks to him, Gaumont is now in production on such high-profile projects including ‘High in the Clouds,’ the animated feature developed together with Paul McCartney for Netflix, ‘Do, Re & Mi,’ the musical preschool series with Kristen Bell for Amazon Prime Video and ‘Stillwater,’ based on the Jon J. Muth ‘Zen’ book series, for Apple TV+, to name a few.I would like to thank Gene for his contributions and effort in developing an impressive slate of projects with A-list writers and directors attached. We wish him well in his new endeavors.”
As part of the reorganization, Terry Kalagian has been promoted to executive vice president, creative content. She continues to report to Atlan and will oversee all creative across the U.S. business. Her team will feature several executives newly elevated to senior vice president, creative executive including Alexandra Hunter, Kimberly Dennison and Christian Gabela. Also resporting to Kalagian are Johanna Byer, senior vice president, creative executive; Alexandra Smith and Michelle Sullivan, both vice president, creative executive; Sean Wolfson, executive director, creative; and Alex Soto, creative director.
Following the reshuffle, the former head of U.S. television, Gene Stein, will exit the company to pursue other opportunities.
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