Emmanuelle Guilbart


APC Studios snaps up rights to ABC Australia nuclear testing drama

Paris-headquartered producer-distributor APC Studios has swooped for worldwide rights to ABC Australia’s six-part drama Fallout (working title).  The boutique outfit helped in financing the production, which is inspired by true events and centres on the UK’s nuclear testing in the Australian outback in the 1950s. The project marks APC Studios’ first investment in an Australian series, […]

About Premium Content rebrands as APC Studios

The Murders distributor About Premium Content (APC) has rebranded as APC Studios as it marks its fifth anniversary as an independent business. The rebrand reflects the company’s new position as a producer, financier and distributor of global projects across scripted, factual and children’s programming. It will also be the umbrella for APC, APC Kids, animation […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Acorn is Keeping Faith with BBC, S4C drama

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) has become a coproducer on BBC Wales and S4C thriller drama Keeping Faith. France-based distributor About Premium Content (APC) has brokered an agreement to bring Acorn on board for all rights in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Wales, the dual-language series will be known as Un Bore Mercher […]

SBS secures APC’s Nordic noir Valkyrien

France-based financier and distributor About Premium Content has secured a deal with SBS Australia for Nordic drama Valkyrien. SBS will air Valkyrien later this year following the show’s UK launch on Channel 4 in June, closely followed by on-demand Walter Presents, also in the UK. The series has aired on Walter Presents US. Valkyrien, made […]

Networks get Freightened, Dream the Future

Various international broadcasters have acquired Freightened and Dream the Future, which are the first factual programmes from the About Premium Content catalogue. YLE in Finland, RTBF in Belgium, Austria’s ORF, RAI Uno in Italy, Spain’s AMC Networks International-owned Odissea, TVB in Hong Kong and Planet + Poland (NC+) have also picked up Freightened, which runs […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part III

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   In a fragmented market, what is the most fruitful way to source IP?   Have you got a idea burning away, […]

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 […]

UK producer buys French boutique sales house

UK-based indie Nevision has acquired a majority stake in French television financier and sales house About Premium Content. The former, a two-year-old production and financier, has paid an undisclosed amount for the APC, which former Zodiak Media CFO Laurent Boissel and ex-France Télévisions and Canal+ channels chief Emmanuelle Guilbart co-founded. Both companies will operate independently […]