Haut et Court

Global drama prodcos unite under The Creatives, with Fremantle backing

The Young Pope prodco Haut Et Court and the Israeli outfit behind No Man’s Land are among nine indies from eight countries that have formed a new scripted TV and film label, which is being backed by Fremantle. The Creatives is being led by French firm Haut Et Court and counts Netherlands-based Lemming Film (Remy), Belgium’s […]

Fox locates Last Panthers in Balkans, Bulgaria

Fox Networks Group Bulgaria and Balkans has acquired six-part crime thriller The Last Panthers. The 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster will air the drama on Fox Crime channels in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on March 21, and in Bulgaria on April 19. France’s Studiocanal and the UK’s Sky […]

Atlantique poaches Haut et Court’s Desmarais

France’s Atlantique Productions has poached Jimmy Desmarais from The Last Panthers coproducer Haut et Court to become its co-managing director. Desmarais will work alongside existing MD Olivier Bibas at the scripted producer, which is part of the Lagardère Studios group and best known for shows such has Borgia and Transporter. Lagardère Studios sees Desmarais’ hire […]

NATPE adds raft of execs to Euro copro summit

NATPE has added several high-level production executives to the line-up for its inaugural coproduction summit, which will take place at the upcoming NATPE Europe market in Prague. New confirmed speakers for the event include Caroline Benjo, co-managing director of Les Revenants producer Haut et Court, Andrew Critchley, managing director of UK-based Red Production Company and […]

Italian, Russian nets to remake The Returned

Sky Italia’s new pay TV channel Sky Atlantic is one of two channels who will remake French supernatural drama The Returned. Sky and Russia’s Channel One have both acquired the original series, which Haut et Court produced for French pay TV operator Canal+ and Zodiak Rights sells internationally, and local remake rights. Sky Italia’s deal […]

Zodiak sells The Returned into Asia

Zodiak Rights has cut the first Asian deals for hit French-language drama The Returned. The drama sold well in English-speaking territories and Asian broadcasters have now bought the series, which was originally produced for Canal+ by Haut et Court. In Thailand, True Vision Group has acquired the show, marking the first time it has picked […]

Sundance Channel buys French zombie drama for US

Sundance Channel in the US has acquired French supernatural drama The Returned from its new Stateside distributor Music Box Films. The zombie-themed series (aka Rebound) performed well on Canal+ in France and Channel 4 in the UK and will now debut in the US on Halloween (October 31) at 9pm on AMC Networks-owned Sundance. The […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Rebound

Historically, French drama has not travelled well. But recent successes such as Braquo and Jo suggest this might be about to change. Zodiak Rights head of drama Alex Piel thinks so – and is backing big-budget supernatural series Rebound to be the next French drama to make its mark on the international stage. Zodiak Rights […]

FremantleMedia making English version of French zombie series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is making an English-language version of French zombie series Les Revenants (They Came Back). The English version will be made by AbbottVision, State of Play and Shameless creator Paul Abbott’s production company, with which FME has a first-look deal. They Came Back was originally developed as a movie before being adapted for […]