Marchisio to lead co-pros for France Télévisions

France Télévisions has promoted Benoît Marchisio to head up international co-productions following the departure of Médéric Albouy to set up his own production outfit, as exclusively reported by TBI last week.

Marchisio, who currently has creative responsibility for international fiction programming and acquisitions, will extend his remit to cover international co-pros, and will report to Nathalie Biacolli, the pubcaster’s director of international fiction and acquisitions.

Marchisio’s first project in his new role will be English-language spy drama Mirage, a co-pro with German pubcaster ZDF and commissioned by Albouy ahead of his departure.