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HBO Max’s int’l hiring spree hits France with addition of Arte exec

HBO Max’s international hiring spree has expanded into France, with the WarnerMedia-owned streamer appointing a former Arte exec to work across its local originals. Clémentine Bobin becomes senior creative executive and will oversee development and creative production for HBO Max originals commissioned and produced in France. She will be based in Paris and joins Vera […]

Show of the week: In Search of Monsters

This is a thought-provoking doc telling the story of Mohamedou Slahi, a Mauritanian man who was detained without charge shortly after the September 11 terror attacks in New York. He went on to spend 14 years at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay and claims to have been tortured under the ‘special interrogation’ procedure. […]

PBS, ARTE France & Channel 4 co-commission 9/11 anniversary doc from Arrow Pictures

PBS in the US, ARTE in France and Channel 4 in the UK have jointly commissioned London-based factual producer Arrow Pictures for a new feature-length documentary about the ongoing impact of the 9/11 terror attacks. The 1 x 120-minute Generation 9/11 will mark the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda-orchestrated terrorist attacks on the US on […]

Blue Ant’s Love Nature joins Ireland’s RTÉ, Arte France on wildlife series

Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature has joined forces with Ireland’s RTÉ and Arte France on a new three-parter that explores the hardy and resilient wildlife that survives on Ireland’s battered Atlantic islands. Ireland’s Wild Islands is being produced by Irish production company Crossing the Line and is hosted by Irish wildlife and outdoor TV presenter […]

ZED expands history slate with Arte’s Ku Klux Klan show

French producer and distributor ZED has acquired three yet-to-launch projects commissioned by Arte France, including a show about the Ku Klux Klan. Ku Klux Klan, An American Story is being directed by David Korn-Brzoza and will use archival footage and interviews to explore the story of the racist organisation and its impact on the US. […]

Federation lands global rights to Twice Upon A Time

Federation Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to Arte miniseries Twice Upon A Time.  Co-produced by Unité de Production and Arte France, the sci-fi drama marks the TV debut of Valley of Love film director Guillaume Nicloux, and follows a man desperate to win back his ex given the opportunity to do so by going back in time. Gaspard […]

Arte’s Sting doc finds European homes

An Arte France-commissioned doc about enigmatic singer Sting has sold to broadcasters in the UK, Italy and Spain among others. Sting – A Free Man has gone to pay TV channel Sky Arts in the UK, Mediaset in Italy, Canal+ and Planete+ in Poland, Movistar+ in Spain, Radio-Canada and Canuck compatriot ARTV, VRT in Belgium, […]

Former France Télévisions boss dies at 62

Former France Télévisions director-general Rémy Pflimlin has died at the age of 62. Pflimlin died on Saturday. According to French press reports, he was hospitalised a month ago at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital for cancer treatment. “It is with great sadness that Delphine Ernotte -Cunci, director-general of France Télévisions, the management and employees have learned […]

Zed replaces exiting sales chief with Persyn

Chloé Persyn is to become director of international distribution at French production and sales outfit Zed. She will replace Céline Payot-Lehmann, who is headed for Arte France as head of international distribution, Arte Sales. Persyn has been with Zed since 2010, when she joined from France Télévisions Distribution as a sales executive. Payot-Lehmann had been […]