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Cecile Gaget joins European indie Carrousel Studios as CEO

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Source: David Weinberger

Cecile Gaget

French film industry veteran Cecile Gaget has been named CEO of Carrousel Studios, the joint venture production company launched in March by Lupin star Omar Sy, Fast X filmmaker Louis Letterier and Pulse Films CEO Thomas Benksi.

Gaget will be based in Paris and will officially take on her new role on May 1 “to create and produce high end and bold content for a global audience,” she said in a statement. Her duties include helping to bolster the company’s local and global production slate, foster partnerships and oversee development, production, financing and distribution strategies.

Carrousel Studios aims to be an artists-first independent European studio focused on producing commercial films and prestige series for international audiences. “Our goal is create a home to talent, both emerging, and established, who are looking to make passion-projects in the most efficient, rewarding, and creatively rewarding manner. We believe Cecile will be able to help us achieve this,” said Sy, Leterrier, and Benski. She worked to shift the company’s focus from local production to mainstream titles, including box-office success

The Boy And The Heron. Before that, she worked as president of international production and distribution at Anglo-French producer-financier Anton and also led its acquisitions team.

Gaget spent a decade at French studio Gaumont where she oversaw international distribution, acquisitions, English and local-language production and international remakes in addition to setting up a US film division and working on such titles as French box-office sensation

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