Sarah Reese Gefroy joined Studiocanal as SVP of Studiocanal Stories & TV Series Development

As of May 1, the executive will lead the newly launched label, reporting to M-K Kennedy and Ron Halpern.

30 APR 2024

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Studiocanal has announced the appointment of Sarah Reese Geffroy as SVP Studiocanal Stories & TV Series Development. She will take up her new role on May 1 and report to M-K Kennedy, Executive Managing Director TV Series, and Ron Halpern, EVP Global Production & Talent Management.

As part of her new role, Sarah Reese Geffroy will thus be responsible for developing Studiocanal Stories, the new label dedicated to Literary Adaptations for film and TV series. She will handle the adaptation of successful literary works and exploit synergies between its catalog, the largest in Europe with 9,000 titles and one of the most prestigious in the world, and those of various publishing houses from different countries. She will also have the task of supervising the development of Studiocanal's TV Series, a department within which she held the position of VP Development TV Series since 2021.

Anna Marsh, Studiocanal CEO, commented: “We are delighted that Sarah Reese Geffroy is Studiocanal’s new SVP Studiocanal Stories & TV Series Development. With her diverse experience within Studiocanal since 2015, Sarah has undeniably helped increase the appeal of our content. Her knowledge of the sales and production roles, as well as her trusted relationships with the production companies which form part of the Studiocanal ecosystem, are major assets to achieve our ambitions in the franchise and adaptations market. In particular, she played an important role in the creation of our two new British production companies, Strong Film & Television and Birdie Pictures, in 2022. We look forward to working with Sarah soon and developing new literary projects, and to entrust her with the development of our new label Studiocanal Stories. I would also like to sincerely thank Audrey Brugère for her valuable contribution to promoting our literary adaptations work and send her all our best wishes for success at l’Olympia.”

Studiocanal is behind the adaptation of Michael Bond's iconic “Paddington” books into three animated series, two BAFTA-nominated films and a third work which will be released in cinemas in 2024. Two of his next theatrical releases, “Beating Hearts” (Gilles Lellouche), adapted from Neville Thompson’ novel, and “The Most Precious Of Cargoes” (Michel Hazanavicius), adapted from Jean-Claude Grumberg’s tale, are selected in Official Competition at the Festival of Cannes 2024. Studiocanal is also working on the series adaptation of Dick Bruna's pre-school books “Miffy”, the series “Playing Nice” (JP Delaney) and “How To Stop Time” (Matt Haig), and the film “The Midnight Library” (Matt Haig). Other projects will be announced soon.