Bouchra Rejani


Talpa exec joins Federation prodco WeMake

Talpa Media executive Moe Bennani is joining Federation Entertainment start-up prodco WeMake as creative director. Bennani’s appointment comes just over two months after former Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani created Paris-based WeMake in association with Federation. The new recruit will drive development of original entertainment and magazine programming for broadcasters and digital platforms, and work […]

Ex-Shine France COO creates Federation firm

France’s Federation Entertainment has brought in former Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani to create a multi-genre production company. The launch of WeMake pushes Federation into unscripted programming for the first time, meaning it now operates in that area, scripted and children’s television through Cottonwood Media. Réjani recently left Shine France ahead of its merger with […]

Endemol Shine France names programming chiefs

Endemol Shine France has revealed the shape of Vincent Panozzo’s programming unit, with content centred around three genre-specific departments. Caroline Gavignet will take charge of the entertainment unit, with factual going to Angélique Sansonnetti and Julien Aubour taking on reality TV. All three are long-serving Endemol Shine Group execs, and now become directors of programming […]

Endemol Shine France COO named

The soon-to-launch Endemol Shine France will have Delphine Cazaux as its directrice générale. Cazaux (pictured) is currently COO and head of production at Endemol France, which makes up one of two French prodcos merging to create the new Endemol Shine Group-owned company. The directrice générale position is similar to what English-language businesses would refer to […]

Endemol-Shine merger in France given greenlight

Endemol Shine Group’s production companies in France have been given clearance to merge. The Autorité de la Concurrence has been assessing the merits of Shine France and Endemol France merging, and has now agreed to greenlight the move, saying it was “unlikely to affect competition”. This means all of Endemol Shine’s local production companies are […]

Endemol France bags dating format as Shine nears

Endemol France has acquired rights to Canadian dating format Double Occupancy ahead of its merger with Shine France. The Productions J-created format, from Quebec, ran on commercial network TVA between 2003 and 2013, with an eleventh set to air in October on Vtele. Endemol France is the first company outside of Canada to option the […]

Shine France COO exits as Endemol merger draws near

The COO of Shine France has followed Thierry Lachkar out of the door, as the production company nears its merger with Endemol France. Bouchra Réjani is leaving her role after seven years with the prodco, which has produced French versions of MasterChef and The Voice and coproduced English-language drama The Tunnel with Kudos (pictured). Réjani […]