Following the departure of Gaumont Animation’s head of production operations, Jean-Pierre Quenet, at the end of 2013 after nearly 10 years with the company, managing director Pierre Belaisch has announced the division’s new leaders.
Marc Dhrami takes on the role of head of production adding studio operations and productions to his co-production responsibilities. Dhrami joined Gaumont Animation in January 2011 as head of financing and co-productions.
Michael Manaud becomes director of legal and business affairs, adding financing solutions with subsiding bodies and any potential investor (except via co-productions) to his legal responsibilities. Manaud joined Gaumont Animation in 2001 in the legal department.
Finally, Heath Kenny becomes creative vice president and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects, both existing IPs and originals, to develop and bring to production. He will work closely with Dhrami and Manaud to ensure the best equation between artistic and economic ambitions. Kenny will also be responsible for strengthening Gaumont Animation's relationship with its North American partners including right owners, broadcasters and co-producers.