Breton’s Federation adds distribution exec

France-based producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has hired Leyla Formoso to head up its drama sales efforts in Latin America. The French-Venezuelan sales exec will be in situ ahead of the MIPCancun, which starts tomorrow, and be shopping Federation’s dramas to local buyers. The Federation slate includes Canal+ series The Bureau, Netflix French original Marseille, […]

France: kids TV at a crossroads

With the Annecy animation festival beginning today, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly hears from leading players about the wave of changes that have befallen the French toon industry in the past year. The French animation industry is renowned for its creative output in both TV and the cinema. The sector – which can in part thank production quotas, […]

Alphanim rebrands, producing Noddy remake

French toon producer-distributor Alphanim has rebranded and is onboard a new version of Enid Blyton’s Noddy for France Televisions. From today, the company will be known as Gaumont Animation. The move is part of a wider strategic development plan that includes production of original content and classic properties, according to a joint statement from Pierre Belaïsch, […]

US net Starz acquires Alphanim animated series

US premium broadcaster Starz has acquired three animated series from French producer and distributor Alphanim. The Chris Albrecht-helmed company, which operates the Starz Kids & Family channel, has picked up the US rights to 52x13mins adventure series The Green Squad, the second season of 52x13mins Gawayn and comic-book comedy Toto Trouble. Starz already airs Alphanim-distributed […]

Alphanim strikes raft of Green Squad deals

French kids producer and distributor Alphanim has sold its animated adventure series The Green Squad to a raft of international broadcasters including Discovery Kids. The Discovery-owned kids channel has picked up the 52x13mins series for its Asian feed, while Canada’s TVO, Turkey’s ATV and Argentina’s Paka Paka have also acquired the series. French-language channel TV5 […]