Gaumont Promotes Terry Kalagian


Gaumont has centralized its animation, kids and family division in Europe under the helm of Terry Kalagian.

In her new role as president of global animation, kids and family, Kalagian will oversee the global operations of the Gaumont animation division, which will also maintain a U.S. presence, developing and producing content. The division will report to Kalagian in Europe.

Based in Paris, Kalagian is reporting to Christophe Riandee, vice CEO of Gaumont.

Riandee said: “Terry has been a brilliant executive at Gaumont for many years, and we are thrilled to promote her to lead our global animation division from Paris. Her relationships to talent, broadcasters and internal teams have proven to be an invaluable asset to the company. Combined with our strategic push on animated TV shows and films, this new direction will enable Gaumont to expand its theatrical portfolio and offer compelling family entertainment to audiences on every screen worldwide.”

Nicolas Atlan continues to oversee all scripted operations in North America, Latin America and Spain as president of Gaumont US.

Atlan said: “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Terry for over two decades, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her as she embarks on this new, incredibly deserving journey. While I’ll deeply miss having her as my partner here in the Los Angeles office, I’m eagerly anticipating the remarkable achievements she and her team will undoubtedly accomplish in Paris.”

Kalagian added: “I’m thankful to Nicolas (Atlan), my partner and accomplice in all things entertainment, for giving me the opportunity to join him on this amazing journey we have had together at Gaumont. As the animation market has shifted, we must refocus to where the business is, which is international. While I’m more than sad to have to part with my scripted drama team, I’m excited about the challenge, ready to seize the opportunity and grateful to Christophe and Sidonie for their trust.”