Gaumont Film Company
The Gaumont Film Company (//, French: [ɡomɔ̃]), often shortened to Gaumont, is a French major film studio headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Founded by the engineer-turned-inventor Léon Gaumont (1864–1946) in 1895, it is the oldest extant film company in the world, established before other studios such as Pathé (founded in 1896), Titanus (1904), Nordisk Film (1906), Universal, Paramount and Nikkatsu (founded in 1912).
|Euronext Paris: GAM|
|Founded||23 June 1895|
|Nicolas Seydoux (Chairman & CEO)|
|Revenue||€ 169.1 million (2013)|
|€ 12.7 million (2013)|
|Total assets||€ 451.5 million (2011)|
|Total equity||€ 255.9 million (2011)|
|Owner||Sidonie Dumas (89.7%)|
Number of employees
Gaumont International Television
|Website||gaumont.fr (France), gaumont.net (America)|
Gaumont predominantly produces, co-produces, and distributes films, and in 2011, 95% of Gaumont's consolidated revenues came from the film division. The company is increasingly becoming a TV series producer with its new American subsidiary Gaumont International Television as well as its existing French production features.
Gaumont is run by Nicolas Seydoux (President), Sidonie Dumas (General Director) and Christophe Riandee (Deputy General Director).