Gaumont has tapped Mathilde Rottier as VP for U.S. and Canada TV distribution and Ezequiel Olzanski as VP for Latin American TV distribution and co-production.
Rottier previously served as VP of North American sales at Miramax. She joined the company in 2011 following a long-standing tenure with MGM in various roles, including as VP of North American television. Olzanski brings to Gaumont some 20 years of experience with prior positions at Snap TV, where he served as director of international sales and distribution, and Endemol.
Both positions report to Vanessa Shapiro, Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production.
The appointments coincide with the news that the company’s flagship drama series, Narcos, will be presented for the first time to linear TV partners worldwide at NATPE.
“With Narcos’ linear TV rights soon available in addition to all our new releases coming up this year, the timing is perfect to round out our sales team and these new appointments ensure that we have seasoned executives on the ground across the globe to represent Gaumont’s growing programming roster,” commented Shapiro.