Banijay Studios France

Banijay Studios France recruits Newen’s Guillaume Thouret as MD

Banijay has hired Newen Group exec Guillaume Thouret as managing director for Banijay Studios France. In his new role, Thouret will lead on Banijay Studios France’s strategy for the local and international market, managing the portfolio of projects in development, building co-production opportunities, and continuing to grow the talent base. He will work with the […]

News round -up: RTS Switzerland picks up ‘Runes’; ‘Willow’ creator clarifies future; ‘Bel-Air’ renewed for S3

RTS Switzerland picks up ‘Runes’ RTS Switzerland has picked up Les Armateurs’ animated series Runes, following a deal with French production and distribution company, Prime Entertainment Group. The 26 x 22-minute Runes follows the story of 12-year-old William, heir to the throne of Normandy. After his father’s death, William seeks refuge in the village of […]

France’s TF1 & Belgium’s RTBF link for ‘Les Disparus De La Forêt Noire’

France’s TF1 has partnered with Belgium’s RTBF and Banijay on a Black Forest-set crime drama set over three decades. Les Disparus De La Forêt Noire is being produced by Banijay Studios France, Fiction’Air and Belga Productions, with sales overseen by Banijay Rights. The story is set in the heart of the Black Forest, at a […]

BBC Two becomes first int’l buyer of Canal+ drama ‘Marie Antoinette’

BBC Two in the UK has become the first international buyer of eight-part historical drama Marie Antionette. The show, which is sold by Banijay Rights, is being produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens for French group Canal+. The drama has been created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite) and tells […]

Exclusive: France TV & Rai drama ‘Germinal’ secures first international sale

French-Canadian network Radio-Canada has become the first international buyer of Germinal, the new six-part drama based on Émile Zola’s classic 19th Century novel. The show, which has been coproduced by Banijay Studios France and Pictanovo, was directed by David Hourrègue, the man behind the French adaptation of youth-skewing drama Skam. Julien Lilti is attached as […]

Canal+ original ‘Marie Antoinette’ gets underway

Filming has begun on Marie Antoinette, a new original historical drama for France’s Canal+ Creation Originale, created by Deborah Davis. Produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens, the series tells the story of the young French queen, who will be played by Emilia Schüle. Davis is joined on the writing team by […]