Federation Entertainment


France Televisions boards Federation’s Josephine and Napoleon

France Télévisions has boarded Federation Entertainment and Ecosse Films’ marquee period drama Josephine and Napoleon. The 8 x 52-minute French Revolution-set drama, which is currently in development, is created by showrunner Tony Saint (Das Boot) and follows the relationship between the French artistocrat and 25-year-old Napoleon Bonaparte. The Artist and The Past actor Bérénice Bejo […]

Federation raises €16m for int’l expansion

French studio Federation Entertainment has completed a minority funding round, raising €16m ($18.4m) for growth and expansion outside of its domestic market. The investment was led by Bpifrance, with BNP Paribas Développement, Amundi Private Equity Funds, Alliance Entreprendre and Entrepreneur Venture. Federation says the funds raised will enable the company to launch diversified projects and […]

Federation takes majority stake in unscripted venture WeMake

Federation Entertainment is to take a majority stake in WeMake, the Paris-based unscripted outfit it launched with Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani (pictured) in 2017. The move sees Federation taking a further step into the unscripted business, after operating as a major player in kids’ entertainment for many years. One year after launching, WeMake has […]

Hulu lands US rights to Federation’s Bad Banks

Hulu has acquired the US streaming rights to Bad Banks, Federation Entertainment’s European thriller series set in the ruthless world of international finance and stock market. Season one of the series is now available to stream on the platform. In North America Bad Banks has also been sold to Kino Lorber for Home Entertainment rights […]

UK execs Wiffen & Marquess launch prodco backed by Federation

French indie studio Federation Entertainment has joined forces with British TV execs Paul Marquess (Suspects) and Donna Wiffen (The Bill) to create Long Story TV, a prodco focused on UK drama. Long Story TV will focus on the creation of commercial, cost-efficient, drama with a British sensibility. It has an eye on the international market, […]

Federation secures distribution rights to Italian thriller

Federation Entertainment has acquired the global rights to distribute Don’t Leave Me (Non Mi Lasciare), an 8 x 50 minute Venetian thriller from Paypermoon Italia and broadcaster RAI. Set against the backdrop of Venice’s canals and lagoons, the Italian language drama focuses on the brutal murder of a child. The central character is police deputy […]

Federation & Drama Team back new Omri Givon series

Federation Entertainment has joined forces with Israel’s Drama Team productions to co-produce The Grave, an 8 x 60 mins mystery drama that will start shooting next November in Israel. The Grave is written and directed by Omri Givon, who last week won the Best Series award for When Heroes Fly (pictured) at the first ever […]

TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

Federation builds Bigger Boat into prodco

French companies Federation Entertainment and Empreinte Digitale have joined forces to create a genre-focused drama production company, Bigger Boat. Both Federation and Empreinte are prolific drama producers, with the former producing Netflix’s Marseille and the latter behind OCS and AMC coproduction Missions. Bigger Boat will focus on creating genre series in the vein of Stranger […]

Xilam’s du Pontavice develops Joan of Arc drama

Animation producer Marc du Pontavice is working with French prodco Federation Entertainment on a high-end drama about Joan of Arc. Du Pontavice (pictured) is best known for running Oggy and the Cockroaches animation house Xilam, but has owned a drama company, One World Films, since 2006. His involvement in the Joan of Arc drama is […]

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