Olivier Courson


StudioCanal ups German CEO to deputy chief

France-based StudioCanal has appointed the head of its German division, Rodolphe Buet, as its deputy CEO. Buet (left) has been CEO of StudioCanal Germany since 2012. He is now moving up and will be replaced by his deputy, Kalle Friz, who moves up from COO. Both changes take affect on March 1, with Buet reporting […]

News brief: StudioCanal, Tandem confirmed for MIPTV keynotes

StudioCanal boss Olivier Courson and Tandem founder Rola Bauer will give a joint keynote addresses at MIPTV. Reed Midem, the organisers of the content market said the pair will talk about new international programming and how they are working together under the banner of France-based studio StudioCanal. StudioCanal acquired Tandem in 2012. The keynote will […]

StudioCanal seals deal for Red Production Company

StudioCanal has sealed a deal for UK prodco Red Production Company. Canal Plus Groupe company StudioCanal has been in talks over the acquisition for several months – as first reported by TBI in October – and has now concluded a deal for the Manchester-based company. Well-placed sources confirmed to TBI today that the deal had […]

StudioCanal closes in on deal for Red Production Company (exclusive)

France-based movie producer and distributor StudioCanal is locked in exclusive takeover talks with UK indie producer Red Production Company, TBI can reveal. The studio, which is part of the Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Groupe, has already staked a claim in the TV world with the acquisition of Munich-based Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines producer […]