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Gaumont expands animation and family division with new SVP and VP appointments

Gaumont’s animation and family division is expanding with the appointment of a new SVP for the group in the form of Terry Kalagian.

Supplementing the expansion, Kimberly Dennison has been welcomed to the newly created role of VP of creative development in the US office, working alongside Gaelle Guiny, VP of creative development, France.

The new structure signifies the growth of the animation division following recent news that several high-profile properties are in development as animated series and theatrical features.

“Since joining Gaumont in March 2016, we have been actively pursuing a whole range of compelling and engaging animation projects that will become part of the Gaumont heritage,” said Nicolas Atlan, president of animation and family at Gaumont. “I am super excited about our team.”

Atlan, Kalagian and Guiny have each been instrumental in attracting new projects for development including Touch the Earth and Heal The Earth from New York Times best-selling children’s books authors Julian Lennon and Bart Davis.

Dennison joins the Gaumont team as VP, creative development, animation and family working on series and movie projects for a range of audiences, reporting to Kalagian.

Prior to joining Gaumont, Dennison served as director, development for Walt Disney TV Animation where she developed both original and Disney-branded properties.

Over the course of her career, she has served as network executive and has developed, produced and voice directed a wide range of animated projects for studios and networks including Walt Disney, the Hub Network and Rainmaker Entertainment.

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