Gaumont Animation Ups Sebastien Rossi


Sebastien Rossi has been promoted to creative director of Gaumont Animation’s kids and family division.

In his new role, he will work closely with Gaumont Animation executives to develop and produce series and films and expand his current responsibilities overseeing visual development. He will also work closely with clients and buyers to deliver content.

Rossi will report to Terry Kalagian, president of Gaumont Animation kids and family.

Rossi has over two decades of experience in the animation and special effects industry. Prior to Gaumont, the creative director served as a CG and FX, amassing credits that include Arcane, Zombillenium and Asterix and the Mansion of the Gods.

Kalagian said, “I am so excited to promote Sebastien into this senior role. He has already proven to be a fantastic and generous creative leader on the team, and I have no doubt that his vision and expertise will help navigate us into the exciting future in animation.”

Rossi said, “It is a tremendous honor to step into the role of creative director at Gaumont under the inspiring leadership of Terry Kalagian. This promotion signifies an exciting new chapter in my journey, building on my deep passion for visual storytelling.”

In addition to the new promotion, Gaumont Animation kids and family is unveiling four new comedies for 6- to 11-year-olds: Agent 9, based on the graphic novel series from feature film and television artist James Burks; Fortune Falls, co-produced with Scholastic Entertainment; Ash, co-produced with Studio 100; and Snapdragon, based on the graphic novel by Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes).