Federation hires Kwanza & Superights to bolster distribution, Isabella Barsumian exits

French prodco Federation has landed execs from Kwanza and Superights to bolster its distribution team, with Isabella Barsumian departing. Ilan Sarfati becomes international sales manager for documentaries and joins from specialist factual producer/distributor Kwanza, where he held the same position. Federation said the role had been created following “significant growth” of its documentary catalogue, which […]

Superights hires sales chief after Favennec exit

French kids TV distributor Superights has hired Nathalie Pinguet to become deputy general manager following the exit of Morgan Favennec last month. The role effectively makes Pinguet head of sales and acquisitions at the Paris-based business. Pinguet is best known as deputy director of youth programming and deputy head of programming for TF1 Group’s kids […]

Favennec exits Superights for Xilam

Superights deputy managing director Morgann Favennec is joining rival French toon house Xilam Animation. She has been appointed executive VP of development and global sales at Paris-based Xilam, and will begin her role on July 3. Favennec had launched Superights in May 2013 after French prodco Superprod hired her from French commercial broadcaster M6 to […]

Superights seals worldwide distribution deal for toon

Kids content distributor Superights has secured worldwide rights to toon Emmy and Gooroo. The deal with Left Pocket Studio and Tomavision SL gives France-based Superights worldwide distribution rights to the gender neutral preschool series, except in China and Spain. The programme follows a five-year-old girl called Emmy and her fluffy friend Gooroo and their adventures […]

Superights picks up toons from fledgling prodco

Kids content distributor Superights has picked up three titles from fledgling French production company Folivari. It will sell a trio of specials based on Benjamin Renner kids comic books The Big Bad Fox (left), A Baby To Deliver and A Perfect Christmas. The one-offs were ordered by Canal+. Renner will direct the shows, with veteran […]

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights. Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney […]