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Banijay adds France’s Terence Films to production roster

Banijay Group has acquired French drama producer Terence Films.

The business has taken a majority stake in the French prodco, whose credits include TF1 and Amazon’s Les Innocents (pictured) and Arte and France 2’s Fortunes.

The business was found in 2005 by Stephane Meunier and Bertrand Cohen. It joins Banijay’s roster of French outfits, including Versailles producer Banijay Studios France, as well as Adventure Line Productions, Air Productions, Banijay Productions, H2O and KM.

The Terence Films acquisition comes on the back of several high-profile production investments for the company, which has bought a number of British production outfits in the last year, including Neon Ink, BlackLight TV, Fearless Minds and Yellow Bird UK, in addition to launching the drama-focused Banijay Studios Italy.

Banijay Group is also believed to be in talks to acquire Black Mirror producer Endemol Shine Group.

Financial terms of the Terence Films deal have not been disclosed.

Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti said: “As we continue to grow our scripted footprint worldwide, we are seeking to partner with leading storytellers who have a proven track-record for delivering mainstream content. We look forward to collaborating with Meunier and Cohen to develop a raft of new drama for the local and global market.”