Newen Studios


Newen’s iZen moves into Latin America with Non Stop partnership, preps Fangio show

Newen Studio-owned iZen Group has partnered with Patricio Rabuffetti’s Non Stop Group to launch a new firm focused on creating shows for the Hispanic and international markets, with a show about motor racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio already in the works. Cacao & Cía will work with Spanish and Latin American talent to produce content […]

Newen Studios’ Nimbus Films takes stake in ‘The Rain’ producer Tall and Small

Newen Studios-backed Broen/Bron producer Nimbus Film has acquired a minority stake in Tall and Small, the fellow Danish production firm behind The Rain. Copenhagen-based Tall and Small was founded in 2020 by author Jannik Tai Mosholt and producer Christian Potalivo, with the company going on to produce Netflix shows The Rain, Nisser, and Chosen. Mosholt […]

Newen Studios extends buying spree with deal for Dai-Dai Films

France’s Newen Studios is continuing to expand its production portfolio, this time acquiring Vanessa Djian’s domestic production firm Dai-Dai Films. Djian launched the prodco in 2017 and has since co-produced French and international projects including Alexis Michalik’s Edmond and play adaptation, Adieu Monsieur Haffman. Financial details have not been disclosed. Vincent Meslet, MD of Newen […]

Andy Serkis & Newen prep Marie Tussaud drama with ex-TF1 drama chief

Venom and Black Panther star Andy Serkis is attached as showrunner and director on a period drama exploring the life of Marie Tussaud, the French artist known for her wax sculptures and the now world-famous museum Madame Tussauds. France’s Newen Connect, the sales arm of TF1 Group’s Newen Studios, will distribute the show, which has been […]

Newen Studios buys into Rise Films as docs & factual drama push expands

France’s Newen Studios has acquired a majority stake in Rise Films, the UK-based documentary producer behind Icarus and The Invisible War. The London firm was founded in 2006 by Teddy Leifer and has also been behind docs including The Interrupters, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, We Are Together and The Art of Political Murder, the latter executive produced by George Clooney. Its […]

Netflix & Canal+ back Franco-African women’s animation mentorships

Global streamer Netflix and France’s Canal+ are among a host of companies and organisations to pledge support to Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA)’s Franco-African animation mentoring program, A Woman’s Journey (Parcours de Femmes). Broadcaster France Télévisions, Newen Studios Group, cultural co-operative CITIA, the French Ministry of Culture, Region Réunion, and the French Embassy of Benin have […]

Newen’s iZen launches factual prodco with Tomás Ocaña

iZen, the Spanish subsidiary of Newen Studios, has launched a new factual production company, Capa Spain, in partnership with director, executive producer and investigative journalist Tomás Ocaña. The new firm will focus on developing international documentaries in Spain and throughout the wider Hispanic market, and will operate as a sister company to the Newen’s French […]

Newen Studios promotes Anna Pugacewicz to deputy CEO

TF1 Group-owned Newen Studios has promoted Anna Pugacewicz to become deputy CEO at the French production and distribution outfit. Pugacewicz, who was most recently deputy MD, will now oversee mergers and acquisitions for Newen, adding to her current remit that includes oversight of finance, purchasing and technology. The enlarged role will see her lead the […]

TF1’s Newen names Romain Bessi as CEO, Bibiane Godfroid exits

TF1 Group-owned Newen Studios has named Romain Bessi as its new CEO, with Bibiane Godfroid set to step down. Bessi, who has overseen Newen’s rapid global expansion, will take up the role from 31 January and is being tasked with growing the company both in France and internationally. He will aim “to attract and retain […]

TF1’s international content studio Newen unveils top team

Earlier this week, TF1 secured clearance from the French competition authorities for its acquisition of the remaining 30% of Newen Studios group. And it has lost no time in putting in place a new management structure to run the production and distribution giant. TF1’s first move was to name Bibiane Godfroid, as chair and CEO […]