Federation Entertainment


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 […]

TBI Show of the Week: In Treatment

This French drama is the latest adaptation of Israel’s acclaimed BeTipul format, which has already proved a hit in countries across the world – and looks set to do the same in France. Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the directors of The Intouchables, and writers including David Elkaïm and Vincent Poymiro, bring a distinctive French […]

Federation, Fred Fougea launch factual label & unveil ‘Mediterranean’ with BBCS, France TV

France’s Federation Entertainment has joined forces with Fred Fougea’s Boreales to launch a new premium factual label, which has already started work on a project that has France Televisions and BBC Studios (BBCS) attached. Boreales Federation will focus on creating docuseries and films that explore the natural world, wildlife and environmental issues. It will also […]

News round-up: All3Media shops ‘Extraordinary Escapes’; UKTV tunes in to ‘Whose Line…’; Federation Ent’ expands doc slate

All3Media shops ‘Extraordinary Escapes’ All3Media International has acquired distribution rights to factual series Extraordinary Escapes With Sandi Toksvig. Produced by Tuesday’s Child Television for Channel 4, the four-part series is set to premiere in the UK tomorrow (10 February) and follows comedian, writer and broadcaster Toksvig as she joins familiar faces from the worlds of […]

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 […]

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