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Trace launches distribution arm

Afro-music and entertainment channels group Trace has launched a distribution division, which a former France Télévisions and Lagadère Studios exec will lead. Betty Sulty-Johnson is to run Trace Content Distribution (TCD) and is headed to MIPCOM to debut the unit. TCD has a catalogue of English- and French-language shows, including premium Afro-urban movies, concert shows, […]

France Télévisions, MarVista execs join Gaumont

Narcos studio Gaumont has hired execs from France Télévisions and MarVista Entertainment as it expands its sales offices in Paris and LA. Cecilia Rossignol, Robby Amar, Cherie Johnson and Rebekah Zarbarsky have all joined the company, moves that follow the hire of MarVista’s Vanessa Shapiro as sales chief earlier this year. Rossignol (right) joins from […]

Versailles scoops French export award

Versailles has won the drama award at the TV France International 2017 Export Awards. Industry group TVFI annually awards the best-performing French-originated TV exports with this year’s winners crowned at producers’ association Procirep’s award ceremony for the French Producer of the Year in Paris last night. Banijay Rights and Versailles beat 100% Distribution with Spin […]