Los Angeles – Since launching in 2011, Gaumont International Television currently has four shows in production with close to 100 hours of programming, including Hannibal (Season Three for NBC), Hemlock Grove (Season Three for Netflix), Narcos (Season One for Netflix) and F is for Family (Season One for Netflix). As such, Gaumont International Television (GIT), the production and distribution studio based in Los Angeles, announced that the company has promoted Roman Viaris to CFO from his current position as Head of Finance, and has promoted Tim Farish to Head of Marketing and Publicity from his present role as Head of Marketing. Viaris and Farish, both based in Los Angeles, report to Katie O’Connell Marsh, CEO for Gaumont International Television.
“Roman and Tim are highly respected executives who have contributed significantly to our growth and will play major roles as we continue to expand our business,” commented O’Connell Marsh.
As newly promoted CFO, Viaris will be responsible for overseeing all financial matters for the company and its projects. Viaris joined GIT in March 2013 as Head of Finance. Prior to joining GIT, he held the position of CFO of Freedom Films and Voltage Pictures, and served as financial consultant to various independent film production companies, and executive producer on various feature projects. Viaris began his finance career at Comerica Bank’s Entertainment Group as a loan officer, managing a portfolio of production and corporate loans of over $150 million.
As Head of Marketing and Publicity, Farish is now responsible for overseeing all aspects of consumer marketing, sales marketing, and publicity for GIT and all of its projects. Farish joined GIT as Head of Marketing in October 2012 after consulting with the company for six months and has been part of the company’s leadership through its growth. He has been instrumental in all of the marketing campaigns for GIT’s slate, specifically its first two global productions Hannibal and Hemlock Grove. Prior to joining GIT, Tim spent eight years at NBC Universal, rising through the ranks to SVP, Marketing at NBC Entertainment where he oversaw Brand Strategy & Promotions, Media Planning & Buying, and Digital Marketing across a myriad of drama, comedy, news, sports and alternative programming.