Vanessa Shapiro, Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production, talks about the nuances of bringing projects together, windowing and more with TV Drama.
Amazon's highly anticipated FIFA drama, "El Presidente," has officially added Karla Souza from "How To Get Away With Murder" to their cast.READ MORE
Inspired by the real‐life characters and events behind the 2015 “FIFA Gate” corruption scandal, Amazon introduces an upcoming Prime Original from Gaumont. "El Presidente" will be helmed by Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter, Armando Bo.READ MORE
In collaboration with Indian producer Dina Dattani, Gaumont is taking on the adaptation of Preti Taneja's novel, "We That Are Young," a re-imagining of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," set in modern-day India.READ MORE
Gaumont's show "F Is For Family" has been renewed for it's 4th season at Netflix.READ MORE
The latest season of Narcos will focus on the Mexican cannabis trade and the Guadalajara Cartel, but will continue to deliver great storytelling, cast, and production value.READ MORE
Gaumont is responsible for three of the top 10 French films of 2018. "C'est La Vie" grossed over €15 million overseas.READ MORE
Ben Bishop will take over the new position of VP of TV distribution in APAC, and Alli Farrell will serve as VP of marketing.READ MORE
"The Emperor of Paris" will be released by Gaumont in France on December 19th, 2018. The film has already been pre-sold in many major territories.READ MORE
"F Is For Family" to premier on Netflix, November 30th, 2018.READ MORE
Gaumont's animated comedy series "Bionic Max" has just been greenlit by French broadcaster Gulli. Production is aiming to begin shortly.READ MORE
"Do, Re, & Mi," is an animated musical TV series produced by Gaumont, Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf, and Ivan Askwith. The series has been greenlit by Amazon Studios.READ MORE
Gaumont has aquired all distribution rights to the full three seasons of "El Chapo."READ MORE
Gaumont's Johanna Buyer is producing the Netflix remake of "Point Blank." The film is will be executive produced by Gaumont's Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, and Gene Stein.READ MORE
Oscar winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden, has joined the cast of Netflix's "Point Blank."READ MORE
Omar Sy has been cast as Arsene Lupin in Netflix's new French original series. The show will be a contemporary adaption produced by Gaumont, and it is set to stream on Netflix in 2020.READ MORE
New season of Narcos is set to take place in Mexico. Featuring top actors Diego Luna and Michael PeñaREAD MORE
Daytime Emmy Nominee, Alex Soto, joins Gaumont as Creative Director. Soto is an industry veteran, known for overseeing the creative development on top kids animated series such as "Ben 10", Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man”, and more. Soto will be responsible for the artistic vision of Gaumont’s series, building the creative teams for each project in development.READ MORE
Gaumont is expanding its animation and family division by upping Terry Kalagian to SVP of creative development and hiring Kimberly Dennison for the newly created role of VP of creative development, animation and family in Gaumont’s US officeREAD MORE
Gaumont’s hot new animated series Furiki Wheels is one of the projects officially selected for competition at the 2018 Annecy Festival. The show which debuted on Disney EMEA on May 29, is a (52×11’) slapstick comedy that centers on Andre Furiki, a hyperactive sloth who gets into all kinds of madcap adventures along with his buddies at the racing academy.READ MORE
"Gaumont hosted a cocktail alongside Eric Newman, showrunner and executive producer of popular series Narcos, which is gearing up for a fourth season set in Mexico, and actors Wagner Moura (Pablo Escobar), Juan Pablo Raba (Gustavo de Jesús Gaviria Rivero) and Stephanie Sigman (Valeria Vélez)."READ MORE
Gaumont has inked a deal with National Geographic Partners’ multiplatform children’s entertainment destination Nat Geo Kids that will bring its slapstick animated series Furiki Wheels to young viewers in Latin America. The show will debut as a Nat Geo Kids series in September 2018.READ MORE
Gaumont has appointed former Miramax and Shine executive Leslie Belzberg (“The Bridge”) to the position of senior VP of production at its Los Angeles headquarters. Gaumont has also promoted Sean Wolfson, formerly executive assistant to Stein, to the position of director of creative affairs at Gaumont.READ MORE
Gaumont teams up with Julian Lennon and Bart Davis to adapt children's book, "Touch the Earth," into an animated series! The adventure preschool series will focus on themes such as environmentalism and social issues, inspiring children across the globe to learn about the importance of the environment and caring about the earth.READ MORE
Furiki Wheels has been officially selected for competition at the 2018 Annecy Festival. In a world addicted to racing cars, the hyperactive sloth André becomes the first of his species to join a prestigious school for pilots.READ MORE
Read the full review from the New York Times for A Bag of Marbles!READ MORE
Art focused crime drama, "Art of Crime," is greenlit for a second season! First season, released November 2017, gained a worldwide success with over 4 million viewers tuning in to watch each episode.READ MORE
Gaumont's first U.S. Theatrical Release, "A Bag of Marbles" opens in theaters Friday, March 23rd! Release begins in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY and comes out in select theaters nationwide beginning April13th.READ MORE
Curve Digital's sister company, Kuju, will be developing the title. The NARCOS video game will be made for PC and consoles, set to arrive in Spring 2019.READ MORE
"A Bag of Marbles" won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 San Diego Jewish Film Festival. The film is set to release in theaters on March 23rd, 2018.READ MORE
Gaumont has optioned Usagi Yojimbo from creator, writer, and illustrator Stan Sakai, and plans to develop the fan favorite comic book series into an animated TV show.READ MORE
NetEnt, the leading provider of digital gaming solutions, has signed a deal with Gaumont, to produce a themed slot game based on the Golden Globe and Emmy ® award-nominated television series, Narcos.READ MORE
After unveiling plans for a German office, Gaumont is set to open a London-based European division in August. The new division will be presided over by Alison Jackson, who is currently executive prodREAD MORE
"A Bag of Marbles" won the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Miami Jewish Film Festival! This is the 3rd festival award for the film!READ MORE
Gaumont, the venerable film and TV studio behind French comedy blockbuster “The Intouchables” and hit Netflix series “Narcos,” is set to expand in Germany with the launch of a new office in Cologne.READ MORE
Parrot Analytics found that "Narcos" garnered record demand when Season 3 launches: At the time, it was the most in-demand Netflix title in the U,S, and the fifth most popular global title.READ MORE
Christophe Riandee, Gaumont’s vice CEO, has been appointed jury president of Series Mania’s industry sidebar, the European Project and Talent Forum.READ MORE
Vanessa Shapiro, Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company’s strategy for the Americas as it gears up to launch Narcos at NATPE.READ MORE
Gaumont has appointed two industry veterans in the U.S. and Latin America to bolster its global TV distribution operations. The company has tapped Mathilde Rottier from Miramax as vice president of U.S. and Canada TV Distribution, and Ezequiel Olzanski as vice president of Latin American TV distribution and co-production.READ MORE
"A Bag of Marbles," set to release theatrically in 2018, has won 3 film festival awards including the Official Selection Award and the Audience Award at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.READ MORE
From Cali to Guadalajara: Narcos Season 4 brings us to Mexico in 2018! New season will shift the focus to the "Narcos" of Mexico.READ MORE
"2017 also marked the first time that the Fénix Awards have recognized TV series along with cinema. The winner of both best drama series and acting ensemble was the world-wide mega-hit “Narcos,” while the award for best comedy series was given to 'Club of Crows.'"READ MORE
Gaumont USA's Head of Television Production, Carol Trussell, is named in The Hollywood Reporter's annual "Top 25 Women in Global Television" list.READ MORE
Los Angeles/Paris (September 14, 2017) – Gaumont (Narcos, Hannibal) has partnered with Ivanhoe Pictures (Crazy Rich Asians) to co-produce a new scripted sci-fi thriller series, Red Rush. Charles Randolph, Academy Award Winner and BAFTA Award Winner for The Big Short, developed the concept and will write the scripts, with Rupert Wyatt, director and co-writer of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Captive State (starring Vera Farmiga and John Goodman), and director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, attached to direct.
This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities. Watch now only on Netflix.READ MORE
"From the start, Narcos was a story about one thing: The rise of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the years-long effort to bring him down. Across two violent, riveting seasons, Narcos did just that—at first swiftly, as its first season chronicled Escobar's meteoric ten-year rise and reign; then taking its time, as Season Two chronicled his final days. Now, with its take on Escobar's story told, Narcos' third season pivots to the cartel that rose to fill the vacuum Escobar's death left behind, and the joint Colombian and DEA effort to dismantle it."READ MORE
"'Narcos' has never been a simple show to process, especially for someone not embedded in this universe — there are many players, many complications, speaking in many languages, operating decades ago.
But it is one of the great examples of shows that have improved thanks to the opportunity to grow and evolve, and Season 3 continues that journey with an investment in human storytelling."
Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie alongside his production parther Heather McQuarrie land TV deal with Gaumont Television. The McQuarrie duo will write, produce, and direct a TV drama series adaptation of Gaumont’s César-nominated feature film, 36 Quai des Orfèvres (36th Precinct), with Ben Ripley (Source Code, Flatliners) set to pen the adaptation and executive produce.READ MORE
The animated comedy series “F Is for Family” available on Netflix has been renewed for a third season. The series was created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Burr tweeted the news on Wednesday saying, “Really happy to announce there will be a season 3 of FIFF. Thanks to everyone for watching! @netflix #FIsForFamily #gaumontTV”READ MORE
Gaumont names new key executives in their Paris and L.A. offices: Cécilia Rossignol, Robby Amar, and Cherie Johnson. The new appointment of these highly respected execs will play a large role in Gaumont's production of new content.READ MORE
EO Distribution had become Gaumont’s exclusive sales agent for Latin America following the deal, which covers series such as Hannibal, Hemlock Grove and The Frozen Dead.READ MORE
New animation movie based on the children's adventure book of the same name McCartney had published back in 2005, and follows the story of a young, little squirrel left to find his way after losing his mother when their home was attacked.
Gaumont has optioned gloab rights to "The Star Shards Chronicles," the epic trilogy penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, and is developing it as a high-concept animated series.
Gaumont Television is partnering up with Kristen Bell ("Frozen") on "Do, Re, & Mi," an animated musical series featuring original songs performed by Bell and American Idol finalist Jackie Tohn, among other guests.
Gaumont has firmed up a deal with StyleHaul and Verizon’s go90 to distribute the millennial social media drama series Relationship Status, starring and executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us, Gilmore Girls, Heroes). Created by Céline Geiger (Vampire Diaries, The Lying Game), Relationship Status also stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Following), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) and Molly Burnett (Days of Our Lives).READ MORE