Speaker Karen Vermeulen

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Karen Vermeulen

SVP Creative Executive, Animation & Family, Europe

Gaumont

In August of 2020 Karen was appointed the newly created role of SVP, Creative Executive,  Gaumont Animation & Family, Europe, based in Gaumont's UK offices. Given her extensive  experience across the industry, Karen leads the charge in creating and fostering strategic  partnerships throughout Europe,overseeing funding models/partners for Gaumont's current  development slate and identifying new co-pro projects and future opportunities across all genres. 

Karen most recently served as Head of Global Content Strategy & Co-production and Managing  Director (UK office) for American Greetings Entertainment (now known as Cloudco  Entertainment); responsible for financing and distributing TV kids & family content, including 3  seasons of live action series Holly Hobbie (Hulu Original), Care Bears Unlock The  Magic (Boomerang/ Cartoon Network US), Tinpo (CBeebies / Dentsu / OLM) and Buddy  Thunderstruck (Netflix Original). Karen also serves as Executive Producer. 

Prior to joining American Greetings Entertainment, she was SVP Global Sales and Co production for RDF Media, which subsequently became Zodiak Kids, from 2010 to 2015; who  spearheaded their co- production and content strategy, working with 3 in-house studios and  external co-production partners across kids & family series including for Zack & Quack (Nick  Jr International & US), Floogals (Sprout/Universal Kids) and Fort Boyard(Disney Channel,  US).  

During the rest of her career, she has served as Director, Programme Distribution at The Walt  Disney Company (2008-2010), Head of Sales & Co-production at National Geographic Kids  Entertainment (2006-2008) - which included titles Toot & Puddle (Mercury Filmworks / Noggin),  Mama Mirabelle's Home Videos (King Rollo Films/ CBeebies / PBS) and Are We There  Yet? (Sinking Ship/Treehouse/Unicef).

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