Chorot will continue to work with the world's oldest film company as an in-house producer as well as working on co-productions set up with other companies in France and abroad.
Following a stint as the head of UIP France, Chorot returned to the Gaumont fold in 2000 to replace Pierre-Ange Le Pogam as deputy general manager of worldwide marketing and distribution and in 2004 was named co-chairman of the studio along with Christophe Riandee.
Since then he has produced such films as Djamel Bensalah's Once Upon A Time In The Oued and Olivier Marchal's 36, Quai Des Orfevres.
'This movement illustrates Gaumont's desire to maintain a consequential production volume,' said a Gaumont spokesman.
Chorot will report to president Sidonie Dumas.