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ZDF joins Depardieu’s culinary journey

ZDF Enterprises has taken German-speaking rights to Bon Appetit, the French food and travel series hosted by Gerard Depardieu. The commercial arm of the German pubcaster has also snagged Face to Face, the award-winning doc series. Both shows come to ZDFE through a deal with French distributor Balanga. Face to Face recently scooped the TV […]

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 […]

Market digests Depardieu food doc series

A culinary-themed documentary series starring French actor Gerard Depardieu launches at MIPTV next week. Internationally the show will be titled Bon Appetit: Gerard Depardieu’s Europe, and is sold by France-based distributor Balanga. The 10x52mins series is known in France as A Pleines Dents!, and comes from producer Laura Briand and Les Films d’Ici 2. Arte […]

Nat Geo’s Cosmos the most popular show MIPDoc

National Geographic’s space series Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey was the most-screened programme at this year’s MIPDoc in Cannes. The big-budget series proved popular with doc buyers in town for the factual market although by programming category, history was the most-screened genre. Behind Cosmos was Polish series Warsaw 1935 3D, which shows the city in […]