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Show of the week: Bardot

This 6 x 52-minute series explores the early life of iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot, transporting viewers back in time to meet the star before she became a household name. Starring Julia de Nunez, we follow Bardot as a passionate and liberated woman, defying the rules of society at the time. The series focuses on […]

Federation Entertainment buys ‘Britannia’ & ‘Bulletproof’ prodco Vertigo Films

France’s Federation Entertainment has struck a deal to acquire a majority stake in UK-based Britannia and Bulletproof producer, Vertigo Films. The deal, which comes a year after Federation raised $60m to fund further acquisitions, will see the European operator acquiring Vertigo as it nears its 20th anniversary, with the London-based prodco’s current slate including Amazon dramedy Mammals and […]

News round-up: ‘Unknowns’ travels to Europe & Australia; Federation strikes Asia sales; Freevee launches Jamie Oliver FAST channel

‘Unknowns’ travels to Europe & Australia Polar+ in France, SBS in Australia, Filmin in Spain and Portugal and Be in French-speaking Belgium and Luxemburg have all acquired Israeli drama thriller Unknowns, following deals with distributor About Premium Content. Commissioned by Israeli public broadcaster KAN, and produced by Rabel Films, the 9 x 52-minutes Hebrew language drama […]

Federation-backed Glisk strikes pact with German author Ivar Leon Menger

Federation Entertainment’s recently launched production firm Glisk has struck a pact with German author Ivar Leon Menger to create scripted series together. Glisk and Menger have three projects in the works: audiobook series Ghostbox and Monster 1983 are being adapted as TV series, while his debut novel When The Strangers Came – set to publish in August – is […]

Fremantle, ITVS shift financing strategies for shows selling into US

Global production groups including Fremantle and ITV Studios (ITVS) are shifting strategies when it comes to selling scripted shows into the US, with deficit financing increasing. Christian Vesper, Fremantle’s president of global drama, and ITVS’s EVP of global content Julie Meldal-Johnson both outlined how the funding of drama was evolving during a panel session at Series Mania […]

Federation Entertainment acquires ‘March Of The Penguins’ firm Bonne Pioche

French scripted producer Federation Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in local firm Bonne Pioche. The Around The World In 80 Days prodco has taken 51% of the company, which is behind the shows Poly and We Are Family, as well as acclaimed documentaries March Of The Penguins and The Bastard King. Bonne Pioche, which was […]

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 […]

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