Federation Entertainment

France’s Federation boards Finnish drama

France’s Federation Entertainment is to coproduce a drama series for Finnish pubcaster YLE. Federation and Finland-based Fisher King Production are creating Bordertown for YLE, with Fisher King’s Miikko Oikkonen attached to direct. The 11x52mins show has been bubbling away for some time, and is currently in production. It will be part of the MIPDrama Screenings […]

Federation taps Zodiak exec for kids launch

Federation Entertainment has recruited kids TV veteran Monica Levy, who will play a key role in a new kids and family division within the business. Pascal Breton set up production and distribution group Federation in late 2014, and subsequently teamed with David Michel by buying into his kids indie prodco Cottonwood. Breton and Michel are […]

Amazon, BBCWW coproduce fashion drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video and BBC Worldwide have greenlit an eight-part fashion-themed drama from UK indie Lookout Point. The Collection is set in the world of French haute couture just after the Second World War, and will launch exclusively in 2016 for Amazon Prime members in the UK. This marks the first time Amazon has […]

Exporting in Asia

ATF is the biggest TV market in Asia. Ahead of the trip to Singapore, TBI checks in with some of the distributors and execs attending for the first time, and finds out what some of the regular attendees are expecting from the market this year The Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF) is the pre-eminent […]

RTL buys Canal+ series The Bureau

RTL has picked up French drama series The Bureau for its RTL Crime channel in Germany. The series hails from The Oligarchs Productions and Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment. It was originally commissioned by Canal+ and was the best performing new drama on the French premium pay net since Les Revenants in 2012. Announcing the German […]

Alessandri’s indie scores France Télévisions deal

Philippe Alessandri’s new Paris-based indie Watch Next Media has scored its first major programming deal. France Télévisions has put Watch Next’s Nate is Late (pictured) into development, with production due to begin in spring 2016. The 52x11mins show comes from Sylvain Huchet and Peter Saisselin (Gawayn, Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks), and follows a pair of […]

Federation buys into Michel’s Cottonwood

Emerging French indie Federation Entertainment is acquiring a significant shareholding in compatriot Cottonwood Media, a move that reunites former Zodiak executive pair Pascal Breton and David Michel. The agreement sees Cottonwood co-founder Michel become a founding partner in Federation and head of kids and family programmes and sales, with Breton’s Federation becoming a key Cottonwood […]

Federation plots animation move, teams with Kring

Pascal Breton’s production and distribution outfit Federation Entertainment is moving into animation and has lined up its first toon projects. Speaking to TBI, Breton (pictured) said that the focus of his fast-growing French company will remain on drama, but kids programming will also play a part and work is underway on a trio of projects. […]

Pascal Breton’s Federation has drama trio for MIPCOM

Federation Entertainment, the new production and distribution group formed by former Marathon Images boss Pascal Breton, is bringing a trio of new drama series to its first MIPCOM. Witnesses became the latest French-language drama to secure a foreign sale this week, with UK broadcaster Channel 4 buying the France 2 thriller, and French drama is […]

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