The Bureau

Germany’s Beta Film secures rights to French Victor Hugo series

Beta Film has secured worldwide rights for the high-end French scripted series Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State, produced by Quad, the company behind box office hit film The Intouchables. The four-hour mini-series, directed by Jean-Marc Moutout (The Bureau – pictured) is currently being shot around Paris, northern France and the Dordogne and will be wrapped […]

Breton’s Federation adds distribution exec

France-based producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has hired Leyla Formoso to head up its drama sales efforts in Latin America. The French-Venezuelan sales exec will be in situ ahead of the MIPCancun, which starts tomorrow, and be shopping Federation’s dramas to local buyers. The Federation slate includes Canal+ series The Bureau, Netflix French original Marseille, […]

Amazon accrues Girlfriend Experience

Amazon Prime Video has acquired Starz drama The Girlfriend Experience. The deal covers the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, with the series debuting yesterday in the first three and the latter later this year. The Girlfriend Experience follows Riley Keough as a law student who becomes drawn into the world of escorting and transactional relationships. […]

Amazon bags first French dramas

Amazon Prime Video has acquired French dramas for the first time, as speculation over an international SVOD launch grows. The platform has bought The Bureau, which comes from Federation Entertainment and The Oligarchs Productions, and Baron Noir, which Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon created. This comes soon after the European Commission indicated plans to force […]

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 […]

RTL buys Canal+ series The Bureau

RTL has picked up French drama series The Bureau for its RTL Crime channel in Germany. The series hails from The Oligarchs Productions and Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment. It was originally commissioned by Canal+ and was the best performing new drama on the French premium pay net since Les Revenants in 2012. Announcing the German […]