Banijay Studios Italy

Italy’s Canale 5 orders Vanessa Incontrada drama from Banijay

Mediaset’s Canale 5 in Italy has ordered a four-part female-led detective drama set in Tuscany. FOSCA – A Tuscan Policewoman (Fosca Innocenti) is being produced by Banijay Studios Italy and will star Vanessa Incontrada as a deputy police commissioner leading an all-female detective team. The show, which has started filming in Rome, follows the commissioner as […]

Italy’s Rai 1 remakes TV3 Catalunya format ‘Merlí’ with Banijay

Italy’s Rai 1 has commissioned a local remake of TV3 Catalunya’s scripted format Merlí, with Alessandro D’Alatri attached to direct. The series will be known locally as Un Professore and stars Alessandro Gassmann as a teacher who employs philosophical thinking to help his students deal with daily problems, while also exploring challenges in his own life. Filming began this week. […]

Banijay launches Italian studio headed by Endemol Shine exec

Banijay Group has launched Banijay Studios Italy, which will be led by former Endemol Shine exec Massimo Del Frate. Based in Rome, the new wholly-owned operation will concentrate on innovative high-quality scripted content for local broadcasters and OTT platforms. As a new scripted player in the Italian content market, Banijay Studios Italy will develop original […]