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April 6, 2018
Gaumont Television has named Vanessa Shapiro to the position of president of worldwide distribution.
In her new position, Shapiro will be responsible for the worldwide sales and distribution of Gaumont Television’s entire catalogue, including its drama series, animation titles and French series. She will also oversee new and existing business development; spearhead all sales, pre-sales and co-productions; and will manage the marketing needs for the company.
Before her appointment, Shapiro served as executive vice president of distribution for MarVista Entertainment since 2007. Prior, she was with Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she held numerous positions throughout her 10-year tenure.
“Given all of our recent activity on both the drama and animated fronts, coupled with the fact that Gene and Nicolas are both in Los Angeles, we decided to move our sales and distribution from London to Los Angeles,” says Christophe Riandee, vice chief executive officer, Gaumont. “Vanessa is the perfect hire for this position given her outstanding track record and 20-plus years of experience, her solid and longstanding relationships around the world, and her strong financial background.”
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