Gaumont taps Laura Laas as its VP of intl. animation

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Parisian production house Gaumont has tapped Laura Laas to serve as its VeePee of international animation TV sales.

As per her duties, Laas will focus on selling Gaumont’s animated TV series across EMEA and North America as well as develop further partnerships for worldwide co-productions.

She will report to Vanessa Shapiro, the company’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production and will also work along with Gaumont’s animation team led by Nicolas Atlan.

Most recently, Laas was international sales manager at France TV Distribution where she was responsible for creating and overseeing global distribution strategies for animated content. Earlier she served Toei Animation Europe and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Gaumont’s upcoming series include Belle & Sebastian, a co-production with Canada’s Groupe PVP that is to air on ZDF (Germany), M6 (France), Piwi+ (France), Radio Canada (Canada), VRT ( Belgium), RTBF (Belgium) and RTS (Switzerland).

There’s also a series named Furry Wheels commissioned by France Télévisions and Disney XD and also Trulli Tales which is being co-produced by Groupe PVP, Congedo Culturarte and Fandago. The last men tioned show is slated to air on Disney Junior EMEA, RAI, Radio Canada and Globosat.