Gaumont expands its distribution and coproduction team

Gaumont (France) announced the appointment of Ben Bishop as VP, TV Distribution APAC, and Alli Farrell, who will serve as VP of Marketing, both reporting to Vanessa Shapiro, President of Worldwide TV Distribution and Co-Productions.

Also, with the expansion of Gaumont’s TV co-production business, Alexis Barqueiro, based in Paris, has been promoted to the new role of Vice President, TV Co-Productions and Acquisitions and will work closely with Jennevie Olivieri, who has been promoted to Manager, TV Co-Productions and Acquisitions, working from the Los Angeles office.

'Over the past two years we’vebeen aggressively bolstering our development slate and several new projects in Canada, Europe and Latin Americaare close to being greenlit, reinforcing our continued commitment to the expansion of our TV co-production business, as well as our sales distribution business.  With this amount of growth comes the opportunity to invest in accomplished executives,' commented Shapiro.

Bishop joins Gaumont from Entertainment One in Australia where, for the past six years, he served as sales director for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Bishop’s previous positions include Director of TV sales and acquisitions with Entertainment One Television Group in Canada; and various sales positions with Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution LP in Canada. While Farrell joins the company from Sony Pictures Television, where she served for the past eight years as VP, Marketing, Publicity, Distribution and International Production since 2000.