French doc sales for Terranoa

Terranoa, the distribution arm of French prodco Gedeon, has sold a raft of docs to public broadcasters in Iberia. Spanish pubcaster RTVE has acquired an 11-hour package from Paris-based Terranoa. It has taken three-parters Water: H20 Stories and Secrets of the Moon. It also bought 4x52mins Paris-Berlin: Shapes and Shades of History (top). Portugal’s RTP […]

Gedeon appoints Deschamps as production, copro chief

French indie producer Gedeon has recruited veteran producer and commissioner Nicolas Deschamps as producer and head of international coproduction. Deschamps is a seasoned executive, having worked in numerous production roles and having been a commissioner. Gedeon has a €300,000 investment fund for 2016 and Deschamps is actively looking for new projects that the French prodco […]

News brief: Sky Arte and VRT are drawn to Picasso doc

Italian arts and culture channel Sky Arte and Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VRT have acquired Picasso, The Legacy. The one-off doc about the famous artist was produced by French prodco Gedeon for Franco-German arts channel Arte and broadcasters SBS, ARTV, AVRO and RTBF. The show was launched internationally at the French Screenings in Biarritz in September. […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]