EuropaCorp Names Edouard De Vesinne Deputy CEO

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EuropaCorp's Luc Besson

He is behind the 'Taken' and 'Taxi Brooklyn' TV series for Luc Besson's company.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has appointed Edouard de Vesinne deputy CEO, the company announced on Thursday.

The Paris-based executive will report to Marc Shmuger, the newly appointed L.A.-based CEO who replaced Christophe Lambert in a surprise change in February.

De Vesinne was previously co-chair of EuropaCorp Television, bringing Taxi Brooklyn, which aired on NBC in the U.S, TF1’s No Limit and CanalPlus’ Section Zero to the small screen. He also set up the NBC Universal co-production Taken, which is in production.

He has over 20 years of experience in television and film production and has developed EuropaCorp Television, alongside Thomas Anargyros, since its launch. De Vesinne was previously the director of cinema and fiction for French TV channel M6.

"The appointment of Edward to the deputy CEO post is a considerable addition to our management team," said Shmuger. "His vast experience and his knowledge of the group will be valuable assets as we start a new chapter in the story of EuropaCorp."

"It is a privilege to work alongside Luc, who is one of the giants of world cinema, creator, producer and entrepreneur, and Mark, a professional whose experience and leadership will be key to accomplish the group’s next stage of development,” said De Vesinne.