Endemol Shine France

Exclusive: Apple TV+ hires StudioCanal alum as first French originals exec

Apple TV+ is spreading its commissioning reach across Europe with its first senior hire in France, TBI has learned. Georgetta Curavale will lead on all Apple TV+ originals in the country and reports into Jay Hunt, the streamer’s creative director for Europe. The streamer has been ramping up its French output lately, with Liaison from Ringside Studios […]

TBI In Conversation: Lining up nostalgia with ‘Domino Challenge’

Banijay’s James Townley and Endemol Shine France’s Jean-Louis Blot tell TBI deputy editor Mark Layton how they’ve found success putting the ‘game’ in game shows, ahead of Domino Challenge‘s global debut today. Nostalgic, family-friendly entertainment formats are currently en vogue, and Banijay’s latest offering, Domino Challenge, looks set to fit firmly within that trend when it launches […]

Amazon orders ‘Hunted’ & drama duo in France, as originals ambitions broaden

Amazon has expanded its offering in France with three new originals, including two dramas and a local remake of Banijay format Hunted. The scripted series include Greek Salad, an eight-part series that has been created by Cédric Klapisch and is being co-produced by Ce Qui Me Meut’s Bruno Levy. From drama, spy action and comedy […]

Endemol Shine France’s head of int’l Malika Postansque to step down

Endemol Shine France exec Malika Postansque is to leave the company after almost two decades with the company. Postansque, who was most recently head of international at the Banijay-owned firm, joined the company as a lawyer before working across acquisitions and international legal affairs. She was involved in the company’s French adaptations of third party […]

Amazon Prime, Endemol Shine France prep remake of Japanese comedy format

Amazon Prime Video is working with Endemol Shine France to produce a new version of the streamer’s Japanese comedy gameshow Documental. LOL: Tu Ris, Tu Perds will see 10 famous French comedians trying to keep a straight face while simultaneously attempting to make their opponents laugh, in a competition for a grand prize of €100,000 […]

Banijay hires Studiocanal’s deputy MD to head France’s Endemol Shine Fiction

Banijay has appointed Studiocanal’s Dominique Farrugia to head up Endemol Shine Fiction in France. Farrugia will become MD at the French drama label from November, with a remit to oversee all of the business’s scripted operations. He was most recently deputy MD at Studiocanal, which he joined in 2017 having previously worked as president at […]

Banijay appoints French CEO, Endemol Shine’s Nicolas Coppermann to step down

Banijay has said François de Brugada will continue in his role as CEO of the production giant’s operations in France, with Endemol Shine France’s president Nicolas Coppermann stepping down. Brugada, a former head of unscripted commissining at broadcaster M6, will oversee all operations for Banijay France, recently expanded following the completion of the Endemol Shine […]

News round-up: France builds ‘Lego Masters’; ITV’s ‘Professor T’ travels to Nordics; ZDF snags ‘Bank Hacker’ & ‘The Weekly’

France’s M6 builds Lego Masters deal M6 in France has become the eighth broadcaster to order a local version of entertainment format Lego Masters. The show will be produced by Endemol Shine France, having originally been created by Tuesday’s Child Productions, The Lego Group and Endemol Shine Group, now part of Banijay. The latter is […]

Endemol Shine France chief operating officer steps down to join Mediawan

Endemol Shine France’s chief operating officer Delphine Cazaux is stepping down from her position to join French media group Mediawan. Cazaux took up the position at ESG’s French division in 2017, after the group’s subsidiaries in the country finally combined forces almost three years after Endemol and Shine completed their own merger. She will become […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]