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Gaumont Consolidates U.S. Operation, Names Nicolas Atlan President

As part of reorganization, multiple executives are promoted, including Terry Kalagian to EVP, creative content, where she will oversee creatives across U.S. business.

Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont U.S.A.

Gaumont is streamlining its operations in the U.S., which will now be helmed by Nicolas Atlan, former president of Gaumont Animation and Family. In his new role as Gaumont president, Atlan adds oversight of the U.S. and Latin American drama divisions to his duties. The news was announced by vice CEO, Christophe Riandee, to whom Atlan reports. The former head of U.S. television, Gene Stein, will exit the company to pursue other opportunities.

Under the new structure, operational control of Gaumont U.S. will transition to Atlan with all divisions within the organization - creative, production, business affairs, finance, and marketing - integrated under his leadership.

“Gaumont pioneered the straight to series model for TV back in 2012, and we are now continuing to adapt our organization to today’s highly competitive market,” commented Riandee. “Nicolas is a talented entrepreneurial executive with an impressive track record of securing strategic partnerships with top streaming partners including Netflix, Amazon Studios, and Apple TV+. Thanks to him, Gaumont is now in production on such high-profile projects including High in the Clouds, the animated feature developed together with Paul McCartney for Netflix, Do, Re & Mi, the musical preschool series with Kristen Bell for Amazon Prime Video, and Stillwater, based on the Jon J. Muth Zen book series, for Apple TV+, to name a few.”

“Over the last four years, I have had the immense pleasure to have led a talented group of executives focused on building a targeted, world-class slate of family programming,” added Atlan. “Moving forward, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. team in creating a broad range of compelling content tailored to our U.S. partners and further contributing to Gaumont’s continued global success.”

As part of the reorganization, Terry Kalagian is being promoted to EVP, creative content. She continues to report to Atlan and will oversee all creatives across the U.S. business. Her team will include several executives newly elevated to SVP, creative executives: Alexandra Hunter, Kimberly Dennison, and Christian Gabela. Also reporting to Kalagian are Johanna Byer, SVP creative executive; Alexandra Smith and Michelle Sullivan, both VP, creative executive; Sean Wolfson, executive director, creative; and Alex Soto, creative director.

Source: Gaumont