Federation Entertainment


News round-up: Global sales for Euro-thrillers; Portugal’s SIC acquires ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ format; Finland’s YLE gets ‘Pretty & Single’ and more…

Euro-thrillers head to Netflix and others in global sales Global streamer Netflix and broadcasters around the world have picked up thrillers The Twelve and Amsterdam Vice, following a raft of sales agreements with Federation Entertainment. The 10 x 52-minute Belgian psychological thriller The Twelve was produced by Eyeworks, part of the Warner Bros group, for […]

Federation Entertainment links with Essential in Oz for ‘Aftermath’ drama

France’s Federation Entertainment is working with Kew Media’s Australian prodco Essential Media Group on a new crime drama. Aftermath (8 x 52 minutes) is in advanced development and will be co-produced by the two companies, with the story set in Australia in 1992 and the present day. It has been created by director, Erin White, […]

‘The Crown’ scribe attached to adapt Allison Pataki’s ‘Sisi’ novels

Amy Jenkins (This Life, The Crown) has signed up to adapt Allison Pataki’s bestselling Sisi novels about the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Picture Perfect Federation and MAS Production. Picture Perfect Federation, the recently launched joint venture from Patrick Wachsberger and Federation Entertainment’s Pascal Breton, acquired rights to the two novels — The […]

Vive la France: Adapting to a new normal

Driven by a high volume of content – 4,873 hours in all – produced in 2017, the French TV market is moving fast: trying to preserve its cultural cachet and regulatory requirements while adapting to new challenges introduced by international and OTT players. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly reports From an international point of view, the growing number […]

Federation lands global rights to Twice Upon A Time

Federation Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to Arte miniseries Twice Upon A Time.  Co-produced by Unité de Production and Arte France, the sci-fi drama marks the TV debut of Valley of Love film director Guillaume Nicloux, and follows a man desperate to win back his ex given the opportunity to do so by going back in time. Gaspard […]

Federation Entertainment launches docs arm

Federation Entertainment has created a documentary arm overseen by former Canal+ and Black Pills exec Myriam Weil. The new division has struck an agreement with Universal Music France to develop a collection of documentaries on the the label’s most iconic artists for a French channel and platform. Weil, who most recently served as VP of […]

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 […]

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