Fabrice Larue

Newen debuts €50m UK drama fund

France’s Newen Group has created a €50 million (US$54.8 million) drama investment fund. TF1 Group-owned Newen will seek to invest in high-end scripted series from the UK to build up its portfolio of English-language content through sales arm Newen Distribution. To support the plan Newen has created an advisory board that includes veteran UK TV […]

Newen hires former M6 exec as content chief

Newen, which soon becomes part of the TF1 Group, has hired former M6 programming director Bibiane Godfroid as its content chief. Godfroid is a seasoned French TV executive having been M6’s programming chief between 2007 and 2014, and then the head of the commercial broadcaster’s in-house production team. She has also worked at pubcaster France […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]