Banijay France & La Fabrique des Formats team for French format fund

François de Brugada

Banijay France and La Fabrique des Formats have teamed up to support French format creation, both locally and internationally, through a new format investment fund.

‘Fonds La Fabrique – Banijay’ will offer talent the opportunity to see their work produced, not only in France, but also worldwide. The fund will be administered by La Fabrique des Formats, with the creatives benefiting from Banijay’s 120 production companies and a footprint that spans 23 territories, as well as the support of its distribution arm, Banijay Rights.

The collaboration will strengthen the French audio-visual industry further as it offers monitoring services, expertise, and training for professionals.

A selection committee made up of industry experts will be tasked with identifying the best projects, both non-scripted and scripted. The creators of the chosen formats will receive tailor-made support and funding to develop their creations. The fund will invest in a range of areas to elevate the show’s presentation to channels and platforms, including everything from writing assistance, the production of a trailer, or even bringing the concept to life with a pilot.

François de Brugada, CEO of Banijay France, commented: “This partnership further fosters our regional know-how and we are very pleased to support La Fabrique des Formats with the innovative creation of ‘Fonds La Fabrique des Formats – Banijay.”

Philippe Chazal, founder of La Fabrique des Formats, added that the new fund “significantly strengthens our ability to invest in the development of new, original content and to build format projects.”

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