Bonne Pioche

Federation Entertainment acquires ‘March Of The Penguins’ firm Bonne Pioche

French scripted producer Federation Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in local firm Bonne Pioche. The Around The World In 80 Days prodco has taken 51% of the company, which is behind the shows Poly and We Are Family, as well as acclaimed documentaries March Of The Penguins and The Bastard King. Bonne Pioche, which was […]

Euro nets dare to Dream the Future

Channels in Germany, Austria and Belgium have pre-bought Canal+-commissioned doc series Dream the Future. The show, which is set for Canal+’s Planete+ in France, will broadcast on Redbull Media Group’s Servus TV in Germany and Austria, and RTBF in Belgium after deals with distributor About Premium Content. Ten-part Dream the Future, from Update Productions and […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]