Gaumont Film Company

The Gaumont Film Company (/ˈɡmɒ̃/,[citation needed] French: [ɡomɔ̃]), often shortened to Gaumont, is a French major film studio[2] headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.[3] 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).[4]

Gaumont SA
Formerly
  • L. Gaumont & Cie (1895–1906)
  • Société des Établissements Gaumont (1906–1930)
  • Gaumont-Franco-Film-Aubert (1930–1938)
  • Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (1938–1975)
TypePublic
Euronext Paris: GAM
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded23 June 1895; 127 years ago (1895-06-23)
FounderLéon Gaumont
Headquarters,
France
Key people
Nicolas Seydoux (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsMotion pictures
television programs
film distribution
Revenue € 169.1 million (2013)[1]
€ 12.7 million (2013)[1]
Total assets € 451.5 million (2011)[1]
Total equity € 255.9 million (2011)[1]
OwnerSidonie Dumas (89.7%)
Number of employees
173 (2011)[1]
SubsidiariesGaumont Animation
Gaumont International Television
Gaumont-Pathe Archives
Gaumont Distribution
Websitegaumont.fr (France), gaumont.net (America)
A Spido reportage at the Fotomuseum Antwerp

Gaumont predominantly produces, co-produces, and distributes films, and in 2011, 95% of Gaumont's consolidated revenues came from the film division.[5] 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).[6]


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