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Gaumont Film Company

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The Gaumont Film Company (/ˈɡmɒ̃/,[citation needed] French: [ɡomɔ̃]), often shortened to Gaumont, is a French film studio headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.[5] 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).[6]

Quick facts: Formerly, Type, Traded as, ISIN, Industry...
Gaumont SA
  • 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 (Société Anonyme)
Euronext Paris: GAM
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded23 June 1895; 128 years ago (1895-06-23)
FounderLéon Gaumont
Key people
  • Nicolas Seydoux (Chairman)
  • Sidonie Dumas (CEO)
ProductsMotion pictures
Television programs
Film distribution
RevenueIncrease €212.2 million (2021)[1]
Increase €1.0 million (2021)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €206.4 million (2022)[2]
Total equityIncrease €255.9 million (2011)[3]
OwnerSidonie Dumas (89.7%)
Number of employees
227 (2021)[4]
SubsidiariesGaumont Télévision
Gaumont Animation
Gaumont Vidéo
GP Archives
Éditions La Marguerite (France) (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.[7] The company is increasingly becoming a TV series producer with its 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).[8]

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