StudioCanal & Authentic Prod partner to adapt Michel Bussi’s YA saga ‘N.E.O’

French production and distribution firm StudioCanal and Paris-based indie Authentic Prod are to co-produce an adaptation of local author Michael Bussi’s young adult saga N.E.O. The 12 x 45-minute adventure series will be produced by Françoise Guyonnet for StudioCanal and Aline Panel for Authentic Prod, while Brigitte Bémol and Julien Simonet will write the adaptation. N.E.O […]

StudioCanal acquires Germany’s Lailaps Films

French production and distribution firm StudioCanal has acquired German prodco Lailaps Films for its growing portfolio of production companies. StudioCanal and Nils Dünker’s Munich-based Lailaps have been working together for many years, as the French outfit expands into high-end drama production in Germany. Lailaps recently launched the adventure drama series Wild Republic on Magenta TV […]

TMG’s Kloiber & Constantin Film tap StudioCanal alum for new Vienna prodco

Former Tele Munchen Group (TMG) boss Herbert G. Kloiber is teaming up with Munich prodco Constantin Film to launch a new Vienna-based drama firm, High End Productions. The company will be led by StudioCanal alum Jonas Bauer, who will serve as MD with the aim of producing premium European fiction series for the international market. […]

Studiocanal taps Antonio Banderas for ‘Monster Of Florence’

France’s Studiocanal is remaking bestselling novel The Monster Of Florence, with Antonio Banderas set to star. The 6 x 60-minute drama is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), who writes alongside Anders Thomas Jensen (Riders Of Justice). Banderas and Emanuel Nunez are executive producers. The show will be shot on location in Florence, Sardinia […]

StudioCanal & Seven Stories reunite ‘Tinker Tailor’ team for sci-fi thriller ‘Europa’

French production and distribution company StudioCanal is reuniting with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy writer Peter Straughan and director Tomas Alfredson to produce Europa, an adaptation of British author Dave Hutchinson’s Fractured Europe Sequence sci-fi espionage thriller novels. Seven Stories will co-produce the 8 x 60-minute series, which will also be executive produced by Anand Tucker, Colleen Woodcock and Robyn Slovo. Hutchinson wrote […]

Starzplay partners with Canal+ Group on first French co-production

Lionsgate-owned streamer StarzPlay and France’s Canal+ Group have commissioned comedy drama All Those Things We Never Said, an adaptation of Marc Levy’s novel, starring Jean Reno and with the author attached to write and showrun the series. Canal+ Group-owned production and distribution giant Studiocanal will distribute the 10 x 30-minute French-language drama internationally, with the […]

Sarah Doole makes first Red Productions hire with Hera Pictures exec

StudioCanal-owned UK producer Red Productions has hired Chloe Dunbar from Hera Pictures as its new head of development, marking the first hire for recently appointed CEO Sarah Doole. Dunbar’s remit extends across all development at Red, including originating and pitching new project ideas for the UK and global audiences, as well as working with production. […]

Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

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