Federation Entertainment

Starzplay joins TF1 on child murder drama ‘A French Case’

Global streamer Starzplay has partnered with French broadcaster TF1 on the upcoming anthology series A French Case. The show, which is being produced by Cheyenne Federation, will focus on the tragic murder of four-year-old Grégory Villemin, who was abducted from his home in Lépanges-sur-Vologne in 1984. The series has been created by Jérémie Guez and […]

Federation taps eOne scripted execs to run new UK-based drama arm

France’s Federation Entertainment has tapped Entertainment One (eOne)’s head of scripted Polly Williams and its VP of scripted Arielle Gottlieb to run a new UK-based division. Williams becomes MD at Federation UK while Gottlieb has been named creative director, with both execs joining the new venture as partners with the French firm. The division will […]

France TV joins Federation & So Press on MH370 docuseries

France Télévisions has linked up with French prodcos Federation Entertainment and So In Love on a five-part docuseries exploring the sudden disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in 2014. MH370 (5 X 45 minutes), which is being co-developed with the French pubcaster, will feature interviews with investigators and includes eyewitness accounts to delve into the […]

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 […]