Banijay Productions France elevates Florence Fayard to CEO

Banijay’s management reshuffle in France continues, with Florence Fayard promoted to CEO of Banijay Productions France. Having served as managing director since 2018, she will now take full oversight of the label, managing the projects in development and diversifying the pipeline. Fayard’s promotion follows François de Brugada’s move to Banijay Events, who, alongside being CEO […]

BBC explores untold stories of ‘First Ladies Of Hip Hop’

UK public broadcaster the BBC has commissioned a three-part docuseries exploring the overlooked role of women in hip hop music. Launching on BBC Two on 7 October, First Ladies Of Hip Hop has been produced by Emporium Productions for BBC Music and BBC Two. Executive Producers were Dollan Cannell, Ashley Kennedy, Emma Read and series […]

Escapade Media adds Magnify’s Anthony Appell for US & Scandinavia sales

Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has appointed Magnify Media exec Anthony Appell to oversee sales in the US and Scandinavia. He will cover selected linear and streaming clients in these regions and will work with James Braham, each taking care of their own US clients, while broadening the company’s reach in relation to commissioning, co-productions and […]

Amplify Pictures recruits Impact Partners alum Lauren Haber as documentary head

LA prodco Amplify Pictures has appointed veteran factual producer Lauren Haber to head up the documentary slate at the firm behind HBO’s 100 Foot Wave. Based in New York, Haber will report to Rachel Eggebeen, Amplify Pictures’ Amsterdam-based chief content officer, and, in the newly created role, will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the […]

ITV ‘of course’ looking again at ‘great business’ All3Media, says Carolyn McCall

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has confirmed that the broadcaster is looking again at a potential acquisition of Traitors producer All3Media, describing the company as “a great business”. All3, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and Liberty Global, went on the block earlier this year and ITV had initially been the frontrunner to buy the […]

How La Rochelle illuminated France’s burgeoning drama industry

The 25th edition of La Rochelle’s Festival de la Fiction highlighted the expanding scope of French drama on all fronts, writes Marie-Agnès Bruneau. La Rochelle’s Festival de la Fiction marked once more a renewal in French drama, which is getting more diversified not only in terms of genres and styles, but also in terms of […]

C4’s Alex Mahon says ‘terrible behaviour’ against women ‘tolerated’ for decades

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon has said that “terrible behaviour” towards women has been “tolerated” over the past two decades across the industry, as the former Shine boss addressed the allegations against UK presenter Russell Brand. C4, the BBC and Banijay are investigating the conduct of Brand, following allegations over the weekend accusing the star […]