Academy Award-winning studio, Vendôme Pictures (CODA) today announced two significant appointments to senior roles across its English-speaking films and scripted series division, as well as the launch of a new documentary department. Ninon Desplat has been appointed Head of Development Documentaries and French Series, joining Sonia Droulhiole who was recently appointed Head of Development & Production, Film and Scripted Series for the company’s English-speaking arm.
Under the newly minted Vendôme documentary banner, Desplat will be charged with creating a multi-genre, multi-national documentary slate with a focus on pop culture subjects in both English and French. She will also ramp up Vendôme’s TV slate and further expand its French-speaking projects. Droulhiole is responsible for overseeing all English-language features and scripted series from scouting, development, talent management, and through to delivery.
Vendôme founder, chairman and CEO Philippe Rousselet said: “Vendôme’s continued growth and expansion into different genres is only a natural progression of our beliefs and ambition. Sonia and Ninon perfectly round out our growing team and truly share our ethos and understanding of what Vendôme stands for.”
Desplat said: “I can’t wait to join Philippe and Fabrice’s team and am grateful for their trust. I look forward to launching a new division and building a diverse slate of projects together.” Droulhiole added: “I’m thrilled to join forces with Ninon at Vendôme. This year has truly been an exciting ride as we continue to build the company’s ambitious English-language slate following Philippe’s global success with CODA”.
Formely based in New York, Desplat previously worked for Frank Miller INK as Production Coordinator and as Head of Development for Velvet Film (Exterminate All the Brutes, Amexica, I Am Not Your Negro).