ATF Spotlight: Gaumont


Gaumont is expanding its presence in the Asian market and is attending ATF this year to further these efforts.

“We are ramping up our distribution business there and have added boots on the ground with the addition of a VP of TV distribution for AsiaPac,” says Vanessa Shapiro, president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production. “We’re also looking at co-production opportunities in the region, where local market expertise and talent are abundant and each of the diverse countries offers unique opportunities to create compelling stories.”

Highlights for ATF include Narcos, which has a fourth season now, set in Mexico, and El Chapo, exploring the life of the notorious drug kingpin. For kids, there’s the buddy comedy Bionic Max, about a bionic guinea pig and a goldfish.

“The Asian market is a key area of focus for Gaumont given its populations and importance,” says Shapiro.