Lagardère has recruited Bruno Gaston to run its prodco Maximal.
He has been running Lagardère’s Europe1 radio station but will now take charge of the producer, which makes popular magazine show C Dans l’air for France Télévisions.
Gaston is one of the founders of the Inrockuptibles music and satire magazine, and has also worked in the programming divisions of both Canal+ and France Télévisions, before moving into radio in 2010.
He will leave the Europe1 station after its summer schedule is in place, Lagardère said.
At Maximal he fills the shoes of Jérôme Bellay, 73, the longstanding C Dans l’air producer who is stepping down.
“We are delighted that Bruno is joining us at Lagardère Studios,” said Takis Candilis – President of Lagardère Studios. “His sense of innovation, and knowledge of the sector, will enable Maximal to meet the challenges and demands of our broadcast partners.”