Atlantique Productions


Exclusive: Netflix drives into European drama with hires for Paris, Berlin

Netflix is expanding its scripted might in Europe, building out offices in Paris and Berlin with top execs from local broadcasters and production companies. The streaming giant is building out its German team, having hired Lucas Schmidt – a long-time commissioner with German public broadcaster ZDF. Though he has been based in Amsterdam since joining […]

Ex-Atlantique exec creates Dramacorp with Beta

Former Atlantique Productions and Nice Entertainment drama boss Patrick Nebout has launched his own prodco, Dramacorp. Germany’s Beta Film has invested in the new company, which will be based in Sweden, and is a major shareholder. Nebout plans to create, develop and executive-produce high-end dramas with international appeal, with Dramacorp financially packaging projects and working […]

Atlantique poaches Haut et Court’s Desmarais

France’s Atlantique Productions has poached Jimmy Desmarais from The Last Panthers coproducer Haut et Court to become its co-managing director. Desmarais will work alongside existing MD Olivier Bibas at the scripted producer, which is part of the Lagardère Studios group and best known for shows such has Borgia and Transporter. Lagardère Studios sees Desmarais’ hire […]

Atlantique, Keshet UK pour resource into Crater Lake

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International are co-developing an 8x52mins drama. Crater Lake is being billed as “a life-affirming, character-driven show about death” from author and MICE/Gordin Cell creator Ron Leshem. Gordin Cell is being adapted in the US for broadcast network NBC as Allegiance, which picked up […]

ION prevails over Atlantique in $4m Jo action

US cable channel ION Media Networks has won a case worth US$4 million brought against it by French producer Atlantique Productions. In October 2012, Atlantique alleged in a filing ION had backed out of an agreement to fund production a US remake of French cop series Le Grand (aka Jo) to the tune of US$4 […]