Banijay Studios

France 2 heads to class with local version of Quebec drama ’30 Vies’

France 2 has ordered a local version of Quebec drama series 30 Vies (aka 30 Lives). Co-produced by Banijay’s Fiction’Air, part of Banijay Production Media, and Banijay Studios, the 6 x 60-minute adaptation will be directed by Elsa Bennett and Hippolyte Dard (Astrid et Raphaëlle, L’art du Crime) and Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun (Mental). The original show was written […]

Banijay Group ups deputy CFO to studios role

Banijay Group has upped deputy chief finance officer Frédéric Balmary to chief operating officer of Banijay Studios International. In his new role, Balmary will oversee business development for Banijay’s scripted projects – both through merger and acquisitions operations as well as organic growth. He will report directly to Takis Candilis, head of scripted at Banijay […]

Bassetti’s Banijay: ‘We won’t pay insane prices for prodcos’

Marco Bassetti, who became CEO of Paris-based production group Banijay in April 2013, tells Jesse Whittock why his company won’t be part of the mega-consolidation currently enveloping the international TV market and about where he is focusing efforts instead.   TBI: You’ve now been in the job for more than a year, and have had […]