Gaumont Television has appointed Nicola Andrews to the newly created position of VP of distribution.
Andrews will be responsible for selling the firm’s line-up of children’s programming to the US, Canada and Western Europe, as well as selling all of Gaumont’s programming into Benelux.
Some of the key animated titles Andrews will be offering include Calimero, Belle and Sebastian and Welcome to Bric-a-Broc.
Andrews will now report directly to Erik Pack, president of international distribution at Gaumont Television.
He said: “With the recent rebranding of Gaumont Television and all of the distribution now centralised into one division, the timing is ideal for adding Nikki to our team.
“Her experience of over two decades, her professionalism, and her keen knowledge of the industry make her the perfect fit for this new position.”
Andrews has been working in television sales and acquisitions for more than 20 years, and has held previous roles at Cineflix Rights as head of acquisition.
Andrews was also MD of BKN New Media Limited and worked within television sales for Sony Pictures and Carlton International.
In addition, she has been running her own media consultancy firm Hemisphere Distribution, which is based in London.