Gaumont has hired Nicolar Atlan as president of Animation and Terry Kalagian as vice president, creative for Animation in its recently announced animation initiative. The company seeks to expand its U.S. activities and build the animated feature film division. Both executives, based in Los Angeles, will report directly to Sidonie Dumas, CEO of Gaumont and Riandee. Atlan joins Gaumont from Splash Entertainment where he has served as co-CEO since February 2014 when the company was rebranded from Moonscoop. Kalagian was vice President of Business Development for Rainmaker Entertainment prior to joining Gaumont.
Corus Entertainment has named Deirdre Brennan as vice president of Content, Corus Kids. Brennan will oversee all content aspects of the Corus Kids portfolio, which includes YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon, TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in Canada. She will lead Corus Kids’ original programming, acquisitions and scheduling teams, and will be responsible for the development, management and execution of the entire Corus Kids slate of programming. Brennan will also play a key role in expanding Corus Kids’ global partnerships with children broadcasters, creators and talent.