Jimmy Desmarais


Exclusive: Netflix drives into European drama with hires for Paris, Berlin

Netflix is expanding its scripted might in Europe, building out offices in Paris and Berlin with top execs from local broadcasters and production companies. The streaming giant is building out its German team, having hired Lucas Schmidt – a long-time commissioner with German public broadcaster ZDF. Though he has been based in Amsterdam since joining […]

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 […]