Banijay Studios France recruits Newen’s Guillaume Thouret as MD

Marie Antoinette

Banijay has hired Newen Group exec Guillaume Thouret as managing director for Banijay Studios France.

In his new role, Thouret will lead on Banijay Studios France’s strategy for the local and international market, managing the portfolio of projects in development, building co-production opportunities, and continuing to grow the talent base.

Guillaume Thouret

He will work with the existing team of producers, who are behind recent titles such as Marie Antoinette, co-produced with Capa Drama and Les Gens, and Les Disparus De La Forêt Noire for TF1.

Thouret joins Banijay Studios France from Newen Group, where he served as deputy managing director, having joined as managing director of Capa in 2015.

Beginning his career in the industry at RTL Group in 1997, he went on to join TF1 Group two years later, holding various roles before becoming general secretary of TF1 Production in 2003. After five years, he stepped up to deputy managing director, overseeing the group’s scripted and streamer formats before taking on the helm as managing director of TF6 and Série Club in 2011.

“Guillaume brings a wealth of experience to Banijay Studios France, and his industry knowledge will be invaluable in bolstering the growth of high-quality and ambitious scripted programming,” said François de Brugada, CEO of Banijay France.

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