Hervé Michel

French TV exports hit record €336m in 2016

French television exports – sales, presales and coproductions – reached a record high of €336 million (US$405.2 million) in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 32%, according to a report by the Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée (CNC). Animation is the leading genre for French exports and accounted for 40% of international sales, […]

TVFI re-elects president

French distributors body TV France International (TVFI) has re-elected current president Hervé Michel. This hands Michel (pictured) a second, two-year term as head of the association, which promotes French distribution both locally and internationally. The exec, who co-founded the international sales arm of France Télévisions, was first elected in November 2015, when he replaced Laetitia […]

Versailles scoops French export award

Versailles has won the drama award at the TV France International 2017 Export Awards. Industry group TVFI annually awards the best-performing French-originated TV exports with this year’s winners crowned at producers’ association Procirep’s award ceremony for the French Producer of the Year in Paris last night. Banijay Rights and Versailles beat 100% Distribution with Spin […]