Lionel Uzan

Federation has Premonitions of market deals

France’s Federation Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights (excluding French-speaking Canada) to new supernatural thriller series Premonitions. The deal with Canadian prodco Encore Productions hands Federation sales rights to the 10x60mins show, in which the supernatural Jacob family attempt to conceal their abilities and live as regular people after returning to a small town they’d […]

Federation hires ex-France 2 drama chief

Paris-based Federation Entertainment has hired the former head of drama at France 2 to take on the same role at the internationally-focused producer-distributor. Thierry Sorel takes on the newly-created role, effective immediately, reporting to CEO Pascal Breton and managing director Lionel Uzan. Sorel left France 2 in July after ten years at pubcaster France Télévisions. […]

Federation scoops rights to cybercrime drama

Federation Entertainment, the producer and distributor behind Netflix’s Marseille, has scooped the rights to Unit 42, a new Belgian cybercrime drama. The series is made by Left Field Ventures. Ella Productions has the rights and retains them for Benelux and France, with Federation selling it in the rest of the world. The pair employed a similar model […]

MIPTV: Federation gets The Break

Federation Entertainment has snagged the rights to Belgian drama series The Break. The independent French producer and distributor will sell the show internationally excluding Belgium and France where the series producer, Ella Prods, retains the rights. The ten-part show was commissioned by Belgian broadcaster RTBF. The series follows an investigation into the death of a […]

Federation opens The Bureau ahead of MIP

Federation Entertainment has sold Canal+ spy drama The Bureau to a raft of broadcasters before taking the series to Cannes next week. Belgium’s VRT, Sweden’s SVT and Portugal’s RTP have all picked up the first and second season of the drama series. Kiwi channel Rialto has also bought both seasons on the show. In Germany, […]

Breton’s Federation poaches Uzan from M6

Pascal Breton’s fast-growing Federation Entertainment Group has hired Lionel Uzan as managing director. He will start in the newly-created role at the fast-growing France-based producer and distributor in June. Uzan joins from SND Groupe, the features label for French commercial broadcaster M6, where he was head of acquisitions. In his new position with Federation, Uzan will supervise the studio’s full […]