Gaumont is bolstering its teams in both Paris and Los Angeles with a number of new hires.
In Paris, Cecilia Rossignol has been appointed VP of international TV sales for drama, responsible for selling and preselling Gaumont’s U.S. and French television programming within the EMEA territories, as well as solidifying partnerships for European co-productions. In Los Angeles, Cherie Johnson has joined as VP of marketing to develop strategic marketing initiatives for international TV sales. Robby Amar has joined as VP of TV acquisitions and distribution, to focus on acquiring new TV series from third-party producers for worldwide distribution. Each reports directly to Vanessa Shapiro as president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production. Rebekah Zarbarsky also joins Gaumont as manager of marketing, reporting to Johnson.
“2017 will be a year of significant growth for Gaumont with over 40 drama series across multiple genres in development between our Los Angeles and Paris offices, and our new focus on acquisitions from third party producers,” commented Shapiro. “The appointment of these highly respected and accomplished executives will be of paramount importance as we move into the production of new content over the next few months both in the U.S. and with our European co-production partners.”