Source: Gaumont/The Toy Book

Following the recent addition of former Amazon Studios development executive Michelle Sullivan to lead the expansion of its kids and family slate, Gaumont U.S. has a new face at the helm.

Nicolas Atlan, former president of Gaumont Animation and Family will serve as president of Gaumont U.S. The company will consolidate its U.S. operations under Atlan including 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,” says Gaumont Vice CEO Christophe 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.”

Additionally, Gaumont has shuffled several executives as part of the reorganization.