Federation Entertainment

Anonymous Content & Federation link for new French drama outfit

Swan Song and Mr Robot outfit Anonymous Content has formed a joint venture in France with Around The World In 80 Days producer Federation Entertainment, with their first project in the works. Anonymous/Federation will focus on developing and producing TV series and films for both local French and global audiences. It is being led by Dawn […]

Federation launches LA outfit with ‘Money Heist’ & ‘Extinction’ producers

French scripted indie Federation Entertainment is launching Animal Federation, a new LA-based management and production company headed up by producers Juan Solá and Nacho Manubens and talent manager Adil Chamakh. The Spanish-born execs have all been based in LA for several years, working in both the US and global entertainment markets. Solá and Manubens first joined […]

Scripted round-up: Federation to shop ‘Mister8’; Eccho adds ‘Liar’ to catalogue; TF1 pre-buys ‘Mironins’

Federation to shop ‘Mister8’ French producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has acquired Elisa Viihde’s original Finnish comedy drama Mister8 for global distribution. The series, which is being brought to market at MIPCOM, is produced by It’s Alive Films and stars Pekka Strang and Krista Kosonen. It tells the story of an engineer who falls for […]

Starzplay joins TF1 on child murder drama ‘A French Case’

Global streamer Starzplay has partnered with French broadcaster TF1 on the upcoming anthology series A French Case. The show, which is being produced by Cheyenne Federation, will focus on the tragic murder of four-year-old Grégory Villemin, who was abducted from his home in Lépanges-sur-Vologne in 1984. The series has been created by Jérémie Guez and […]

Federation taps eOne scripted execs to run new UK-based drama arm

France’s Federation Entertainment has tapped Entertainment One (eOne)’s head of scripted Polly Williams and its VP of scripted Arielle Gottlieb to run a new UK-based division. Williams becomes MD at Federation UK while Gottlieb has been named creative director, with both execs joining the new venture as partners with the French firm. The division will […]

France TV joins Federation & So Press on MH370 docuseries

France Télévisions has linked up with French prodcos Federation Entertainment and So In Love on a five-part docuseries exploring the sudden disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in 2014. MH370 (5 X 45 minutes), which is being co-developed with the French pubcaster, will feature interviews with investigators and includes eyewitness accounts to delve into the […]

Federation raises $60m to fuel int’l expansion & acquisitions

In Treatment producer Federation Entertainment has secured a €50m ($60m) investment to fuel its international expansion, with potential prodco acquisitions in its sights. The French company, founded by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan in 2015, has struck a deal with Montefiore that will see the fund investing €50m via shares and bonds in The Bureau producer-distributor. The deal is […]

Scripted round-up: Netflix buys Israel’s ‘Blackspace’; Hulu reboots ‘How I Met Your Mother’; Ovation adds ‘Frankie Drake’

Netflix buys Israel’s Blackspace Netflix has picked up rights around the world to Federation Entertainment’s Israeli drama Blackspace. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller is set in an Israeli high school and has been written by Anat Gafni and Sahar Shavit, with Drama Team and Federation producing for local network Reshet 13. It has now been acquired […]

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