BBC Worldwide Productions France

BBC rejigs French production arm as TF1, Arte deals land

BBC Worldwide is restructuring its French production arm, as the unit lands new commissions with TF1 and Arte. Gery Leymergie (pictured right) and Pierre-Marie Gadonneix (below) have both landed new senior director positions at BBC Worldwide Productions France, and will report to global commercial director of formats and production Jacob Deboer in the roles. Leymergie […]

BBC Worldwide producing Daft Punk doc for Canal+

Canal+ has commissioned BBC Worldwide Productions France to create a 1x60mins documentary about French DJ duo Daft Punk, TBI has learned. The doc will “tell the extraordinary story of the two award-winning French DJ musicians hidden behind robot masks”, according to BBCWW. It will air on Canal+ in 2015, and represents the first time the […]

French remake for The Weakest Link

Classic BBC quiz show The Weakest Link is being remade for French DTT channel D8. The format previous went out in France on TF1, but has been off air for the past seven years following a six-year run. It will relaunch as La Maillon Faible, with French TV journalist Julien Courbet (Sans Aucun Doute) presenting. […]