Cécile Gaget, a former executive at Anton Capital and Gaumont, will join Wild Bunch as head of the film department.
It’s a new era for Wild Bunch, previously helmed by Vincent Maraval, Vincent Grimond, and Brahim Chioua. It is now led by Ron Meyer, a veteran studio executive and CAA co-founder, and Sophie Jordan, a former executive at beIN Media Group.
Gaget will lead the film group, reporting to Meyer and Jordan. Gaget, who is well respected in the industry and enjoys strong relationships with talent, will oversee French acquisitions, distribution and local production. She will also build an international production roster, including English language projects for Wild Bunch AG, which will act as producer and financier.
Gaget joins from Anton, where she started in 2020 as President of International Production and Sales and helped Banner strengthen the slate production and sales team. In particular, she led international strategy on Greenland Migration, the Gerard Butler franchise Mothers Instinct, starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway, and Vesper, the sci-fi story she executive produced.
“I am very excited to join Wild Bunch and work alongside Sophie and Ron to be part of the company’s dynamic next chapter. Together we want to create a home for brave filmmakers and creators,” said Gaget.
Meyer and Jordan, Co-CEOs, said Gaget “brings a wealth of industry knowledge and international experience and we look forward to working with her to build the Wild Bunch roster.”
Prior to Anton, Gaget spent a long time at Gaumont, where she served as Head of International Production and Distribution, handling acquisitions, English and local language productions and foreign remakes such as the Korean zombie hit Train to Busan. Some of the films she has sold worldwide include Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s The Untouchables, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon.
Wild Bunch is owned by Tennor BV and listed on the German Stock Exchange. It is not affiliated with Wild Bunch International (“Titane”), an independent distribution company formed by Maraval and Chioua with support from CAA.
https://variety.com/2022/film/global/wild-bunch-cecile-gaget-1235356791/ Wild Bunch appoints Cecile Gaget to head the film department