Former Gaumont Creative Exec Joins Mercury Filmworks


Animation studio Mercury Filmworks has tapped former Gaumont creative executive Heath Kenny for the role of chief content officer.

Kenny will be based in Paris and will work to identify and develop original properties as well as secure financing and greenlighting productions.

“Over the years, Mercury Filmworks has earned its impressive reputation for the incredible caliber and amazing accomplishments of its production services partnerships with content giants like Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network, to name just a few,” said Kenny. “I’m honored to assume the chief content officer role with the studio and spearhead the company’s push into originals, which is the logical next step in expanding its operations and will serve as the ideal complement to its growing production service business.”

“We are excited to announce our appointment of Heath,” said Mercury Filmworks’ CEO, Clint Eland. “He is the perfect creative executive to lead our strategic expansion into the originals space. He’s a talented artist and director, has a keen understanding of studio and talent dynamics, and has impressed us with his ability to quickly align people and drive to the heart of characters and stories. In a very short period of time, he has assembled a wonderful development slate that we are excited about rolling out in 2019.”