The new operations will be led by Marco Rosi as general manager and focus on Italian language TV series.

Gaumont enters the Italian market with the appointment of Marco Rosi as General Manager, headquartered in Rome. The global company, already present in the US, the UK, Germany and France, boasts internationally successful TV series such as Lupin, Barbarians and Narcos, will see its new Italian operation focused on Italian language TV series, without excluding a foray into movies.

Marco Rosi, a native of Rome, and television industry veteran across programing, development, and production, both factual and scripted, joins the team as Gaumont continues to expand its global footprint. Rosi comes to Gaumont from Lux Vide, where he held the position of Head of International Co-productions, contributing to such titles as, Medici, Devils and Leonardo. Prior to Lux Vide, he led the programming efforts of both linear and non-linear channels at the Fox International Channels Italy, and Turner Broadcasting Italy groups.

Rosi will lead a dedicated team across development and production and will report directly to Christophe Riandee, Vice CEO of Gaumont.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in Italy and thrilled to become a home for Italian talents. I’ve known Marco for years and I’ve always praised his good taste, his solid experience and his ability to nurture projects and mentor talents. He is such a great addition to the Gaumont teams around the world,” said Christophe Riandee, Vice CEO, Gaumont.

Rossi added, “I am honored to join such a prestigious group, which has made and is making the history of cinema and TV. Gaumont has always been a leader in the creation of authentic and innovative content combined with a passion for storytelling which captivates audiences worldwide. I am certain that the arrival of Gaumont in Italy will further contribute to enhancing the creativity of the many talents in the Italian audiovisual sector, while further boosting the economic growth of the industry.”

Among the several TV series currently in progress are a murder mystery set within the walls of the Vatican, developed in collaboration with Elsinore Film and written by director Fausto Brizzi (Notte prima degli esami, Ex, Maschi contro femmine, Forever Young), and screenwriter Paola Mammini (David di Donatello Award winner for best screenplay for Perfetti Sconosciuti; Mio fratello, mia sorella; Tutta colpa di Freud – Il film).

The 2nd project is a drama series based on “E verrà un altro inverno” (Rizzoli), the latest book by Massimo Carlotto, one of the greatest exponents of Italian noir, and written by Carlotto together with Claudia De Angelis, who scripted the film La Belva (Netflix), Giovanni Galassi, Tommaso Matano and Ivano Fachin, authors of Sopravvissuti – Survivors (Rai) and Curon (Netflix).

The 3rd series is a LGBTQIA+ dramedy which marks the debut of young writer Alessandra Maffiolini who will co-write with the director Paola Randi (La Befana vien di notte II – Le origini; Tito e gli alieni; Luna Nera and Zero on Netflix).

Global media rights for Gaumont Italy projects were negotiated by Rosi in collaboration with Italian boutique law firm Bellettini-Lazzareschi-Mustilli.