Federation Entertainment


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 […]

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 […]

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