Quad Drama nominated for Procirep's Producer Award
On October 5, 2020, the Procirep French TV Producer Prize will be awarded at the 26th edition of the event. Quad Drama, nominated in the fiction category, is competing alongside CPB Films, TOP (The Oligarchs Prod.), Haut and Court and Storia Television.
Results expected tonight, the Ceremony will be broadcast live from the Trianon!
Copyright photo: Julien Lienard
Copyright video: Ecran Total
The filming of Murders in Berry, directed by Floriane Crépin, begins this September 22nd not far from Châteauroux, for a duration of 21 days. It is the sixth opus of the collection Murders in... produced by Quad Drama. Written by Natascha Cucheval and Iris Ducorps, this new investigation opens with the discovery of the body of an eminent professor in oncology, Antoine Noiret, floating in the Mare au Diable. The police discover signs of rituals, suggesting that the victim was sacrificed in favor of a Sabbath, a witchcraft ceremony. Basile Tissier, a policeman in Bourges, is called in as a reinforcement on the investigation in the heart of the Berrichonne countryside, the countryside of his childhood that he fled, a countryside where the rational is disputed with the irrational of magnetizers and sorcerers. Fortunately, he can count on the help and clear-sightedness of Solène Durel, a country doctor, who knows the locals well, but also... the victim.
This new Murders in... brings together Aurélien Wiik, Fauve Hautot, David Mora, Boris Terral, Julie-Anne Roth, Clarisse Lhoni-Botte and Bérangère Mc Neese.
On Saturday 19 September, Murders in Cathar Country brought together 5.17 million viewers on France 3, representing a 25.4% audience share. The film enabled France 3 to take first place on the podium that evening ahead of TF1 (The Voice Kids) and France 2 (Fort Boyard).
Shooting of the mini-series, A Perfect Mother (4x50' for TF1 and ZDF), begins on September 16, 2020 in Berlin and continues from September 21 to November 30, 2020 in the Paris region. Written by Carol Noble, with the collaboration of Thomas Boullé, based on the novel The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton, this mini-series is our first international co-production with Nadcon Film. Directed by Fred Garson, A Perfect Mother tells the story of Hélène Berg's bourgeois life in Berlin, which changes following a terrible call from Anya, her daughter who has left to study in Paris: she is accused of murder. Convinced of her innocence, Hélène does her utmost to save her daughter. Faced with a situation much more complex than expected, Hélène conducts her own investigation with the help of Vincent, a French lawyer and her childhood sweetheart who that she’s been disconnected of the last twenty years. Gradually, their investigations bring to light compromising elements against Anya. With the discoveries, doubt insinuates: what if her daughter was not innocent?
The series was supported by the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.
A Perfect Mother stars Julie Gayet, Tomer Sisley, Eden Ducourant, Andreas Pietschmann, Cyril Gueï, Frédérique Tirmont, Clément Hatik, Sylvain Dieuaide, Maxim Driesen, Emilia Nöth, Halima Ilter.
A new Murders in will be broadcasted on Saturday, September 19th on France 3. "Murders in Cathar Country" starts with the terrible discovery of the mutilated corpse of a young woman in a torture cage during the inauguration of an exhibition on the Inquisition in a famous Cathar castle. Found at the scene of the crime, Victor, a young man suffering from Down's syndrome, is the main suspect and everything seems to point to him. Pauline Lebrun, a gendarmerie lieutenant and sister of the suspect, is immediately dismissed from the investigation and replaced by the captain of the Montpellier SR, Thomas Costella. She will not cease from then on to fight to protect her brother and to clear his name. But this fight will not be without consequences for her and her entourage...
Written by Frédéric J. Lozet, Isabelle Polin, Raphaëlle Desplechin and Stéphanie Murat, and directed by Stéphanie Murat, this new opus brings together Elodie Fontan, Salim Kechiouche, Florence Loiret-Caille, Samuel Allain Abitbol, Tom Hudson, Julie Farenc and Benjamin Bellecour.
Photo credits: Fabien Malot/ Fantastico / FTV
Audience success for Murder in Moselle this Saturday, September 5. The film finished in second place in the ranking, behind the France VS Sweden soccer game on M6 and in front of The Voice Kids on TF1 and Fort Boyard on France 2, with 3.56 million viewers or 16.8% audience share.
Murder in Moselle will be broadcast on France 3 on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Written by Camille Guichard and David Crozier, directed by Olivier Barma, the thriller follows the investigation of Clément Morel, captain of the gendarmerie, for the murder of Gilles Thouvenin, former director of the Blast Furnace of Uckange. Supported in her investigations by Laure Thouvenin, daughter of the victim and his former childhood sweetheart, both will discover the true history of their respective families, revealed over three generations...
Jérôme Robart and Jeanne Bournaud are casted as the main actors, joined by Sam Karmann, Jean-Pierre Malo, Alex Fondja, Marie Narbonne...
Rebroadcast of The Disappearance on France 3 on Thursdays 23 and 30 July 2020. The series, written by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet and directed by Charlotte Brändström, recounts the upheavals and cracks in a family caused by the disappearance of their 17-year-old daughter.
On Saturday, May 23rd, our detective TV film Written in Blood, rebroadcaste on France 3, reached the top of the ratings!
It was followed by 5.3 million viewers, or 23.3% of the audience!
Thanks so much for your loyalty. Keep watching our productions! This year, we have a few nice surprises to announce. Stay tuned!
The Bazaar of Charity had won two awards!
The Trophées du Film Français rewarded the series with the Trophée of the author/producer duo for television for Catherine RAMBERG, Karine SPREUZKOUSKI/Iris BUCHER.
The Lauriers de l'audiovisuel rewarded the series with the "Laureate of the best TV show".
We are thrilled to announce that The Bonfire of Destiny has been nominated in the best series or mini-series category at the 2020 Globes!
We are currently producing a new TV series!
For the moment it is called GLORIA.
Adapted from the British series KEEPING FAITH, it is the story of Gloria, a lawyer, mother of three children on maternity leave, who sees her daily life shattered when her husband disappears overnight without explanation.
Cécile BOIS is our lead role.
Gloria is produced by our talented producers Iris BUCHER & Roman TURLURE, in co-production with TF1.
Written by Jeanne LE GUILLOU & Bruno DEGA.
It will be directed by Julien COLONNA.
Shooting planned for the beginning of this year!
Stay tuned for more information!
The Bonfire of Destiny had an average of 8.4 M viewers on all screens!
The Bonfire of Destiny had a record-breaking audience last night and a record for its launch. The first two episodes were followed by an average of 6.8 million viewers or 31% audience share.
The series, created by Catherine Ramberg and Karine Spreuzkouski, directed by Alexandre Laurent and carried by a 5-star cast - Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona, Camille Lou, Gilbert Melki, Josiane Balasko, Antoine Duléry, Florence Pernel, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet, François-David Cardonnel, Stéphane Guillon, Aurélien Wiik, Gilles Cohen - was a hit with viewers. This is a record since October 1, 2018 with the TV film JACQUELINE SAUVAGE and the record for a series since the launch of SAM in May 2016.
See you next week for the second evening!
For its first episode Beyond Bars made 2.5 million viewers!
Beyond Bars tells the story of Anna Rivière, the young financial director of a large company, who has always put her career before her private life,s something she always acknowledged. Until the day the police arrest her for a murder... She didn't commit. Except that everything accuses her. Sent to pretrial detention, Anna faces a heavy sentence.
Directed by Karim OUARET
A series written by Cécile BERGER & Olivier KOHN
With Elodie FONTAN, Jean-Hugues ANGLADE, Manon AZEM, Vincent ROTTIERS & Samir BOITARD
The first two episodes of The Bonfire of Destiny will be broadcasted on TF1 tonight.
It's official! The TV Series The Bonfire of Destiny will be broadcasted on TF1 from November 18th!
TF1 presented the first two episodes of its upcoming TV series, The Bonfire of Destiny, at the La Rochelle Fiction Festival on Thursday, September 12. The three main actresses, Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona, Camille Lou, as well as Antoine Duléry, Stéphane Guillon and Laurent Claret were present for the screening.
Photo credits: Caroline Dubois (La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival)
Interview of producer Iris Bucher published in the edition 3874 of Le Film Français.
Presentation this Thursday, September 12 of the series Beyond Bars in competition at the Festival de la fiction TV de la Rochelle. The actors, Elodie Fontan, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Manon Azem, Vincent Rottiers, Laëtitia Eïdo; the director, Karim Ouaret; the authors, Cécile Berger, Olivier Kohn and the producers, Iris Bucher and Roman Turlure, took part in the photocall before the session.
It's official, Quad Television changes its name and now becomes Quad Drama!
This Friday, August 30, Mrs. Anne Hidalgo came to inaugurate at the Paris Halles the exhibition on The Bonfire of Destiny in the presence of Mr. Ara Aprikian, TF1 Director of Programs, and Mrs. Iris Bucher, President of the production company Quad Television.
The Bazar de la Charité, the site of a charity sale, was razed to the ground in a few minutes by a terrible fire in 1897 causing the death of hundreds of people, mostly aristocratic women and their maids. TF1, a partner of the exhibition, will soon broadcast a prime-time series on this drama named The Bonfire of Destiny, written by Catherine Ramberg and Karine Spreuzkouski and directed by Alexandre Laurent, featuring Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona, Camille Lou, Gilbert Melki, Josiane Balasko, Antoine Duléry, Florence Pernel, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet, François-David Cardonnel, Stéphane Guillon, Aurélien Wiik and Gilles Cohen.
Two QUAD TELEVISION series will be present this year at the Festival de la Rochelle (September 11-15, 2019). The first, Beyond Bars (M6), will compete in the 52' series category, while the second, The Bonfire of Destiny (TF1), will be presented by TF1 during their event screening.
TF1 took advantage of the soccer Round of 16, France-Brazil, to unveil the first images of the Bonfire of Destiny.
First day of shooting for the unit Murder in Cathar Country this June 17th, directed by Stéphanie Murat, for a 20 days duration in Narbonne and its surroundings, . It is the fifth opus of the collection Murder in... produced by Quad Television. Written by Frédéric J. Lozet, Isabelle Polin, Raphaëlle Desplechin and Stéphanie Murat, this new investigation starts during the inauguration of an exhibition on the Inquisition in a famous Cathar castle. Visitors discover with horror the mutilated corpse of a young woman in a torture cage. Found at the scene of the crime, Victor, a young man with Down syndrome, is the main suspect and everything seems to point to him. Pauline Lebrun, gendarmerie lieutenant and sister of the suspect, is immediately dismissed from the investigation and replaced by the captain of the Montpellier SR, Thomas Costella. She will not cease from then on to fight to protect her brother and try to exonerate him. But this fight will not be without consequences for her and her entourage...
This new Murder in... brings together Elodie Fontan, Salim Kechiouche, Florence Loiret-Caille, Samuel Allain Abitbol, Tom Hudson, Julie Farenc and Benjamin Bellecour.
TF1 and Netflix announced, during Séries Mania, their first alliance to co-finance the period series The Bonfire of Destiny, written by Catherine Ramberg and Karine Spreuzkouski. Co-produced by Quad Télévision and TF1, the historical drama, directed by Alexandre Laurent, opens with the terrible fire in the Bazar de la Charité, a building housing a charity event popular with the Parisian public. This tragedy causes the death of nearly 120 people - mostly women of Parisian high society and their maids. Three women see their fates turned upside down, Adrienne de Lenverpré (Audrey Fleurot), Alice de Jeansin (Camille Lou) and Rose Rivière (Julie de Bona). The cast is completed by Gilbert Melki, Josiane Balasko, Antoine Duléry, Florence Pernel, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet, François-David Cardonnel, Stéphane Guillon, Aurélien Wiik and Gilles Cohen. Still shooting, the series required nearly 3,000 extras, 1,500 costumes, 185 technicians, a hundred carriages and cabs, exceptional sets...
This new collaboration with TF1 offers Netflix "an additional opportunity to give worldwide visibility to an ambitious and high-quality French fiction". "This unusual upstream agreement shows that we can find ingenious financing solutions to showcase French excellence, while bringing pleasure to our members in 190 countries," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content manager. This alliance marks a turning point in the production of French content where it is the first time Netflix has pre-financed an original series initiated by a French broadcaster or production company. Ara Aprikian, TF1's Director of Programming, said that this "link reflects a shared ambition around the Bonfire of Destiny, a blockbuster production in resolutely modern French costumes".
From left to right: Ted Sarandos, general director of content at Netflix, Iris Bucher, producer of the series The Bonfire of Destiny, and Ara Aprikian, general director of content of the TF1 group. Credit: Starface.
Audrey Fleurot, Camille Lou and Julie de Bona, the three heroines of The Bonfire of Destiny, caused a sensation on the red carpet for the opening of the Festival Séries Mania, in their period costumes. The first to walk the red carpet after Festival President Laurence Hersberg, the three actresses were the first to take part in the photographers' game and took pictures with the many fans who came.
Audrey Fleurot then walked up again the carpet, this time as a juror, where she was accompanied by Marti Noxon (President of the jury), Julianna Margulies, Thomas Lilti, Delphine de Vigan and Daniel Grou.
Quad Television was selected among 343 companies eligible for the 25th edition of the French Television Producer Prize. In the fiction category, the company is competing alongside Lincoln TV, Mother Production, Mon Voisin Productions and Storia Television.
The names of the big winners will be announced during the Procirep evening on March 18 at the Trianon.
The R.T.B.F. broadcasted this Sunday, January 27, 2019 the film Murder in Moselle written by Camille Guichard and David Crozier, directed by Olivier Barma. Jérôme Robart plays a captain of the Metz SR, Clément Leroy, who is investigating the murder of the former director of the Uckange blast furnace. Jeanne Bournaud lends her features to the person of Laure Thouvenin, daughter of the victim and childhood sweetheart of Clément. Together, they will discover the moving story of their families, revealed over three generations. The casting is completed by Sam Karmann, Jean-Pierre Malo, Alex Fondja, Marie Narbonne...
The audience was there: 293,824 viewers, representing a 6.7% audience share and a 19% market share.
New audience success for Murder in Auvergne which was rebroadcast on France 3 on January 12th. Directed by Thierry Binisti, the film arrived at the top of the audience this Saturday evening in front of Pas de ça entre nous, new talk-show presented by Arthur on TF1 (2,41 M, 13,2 % of PDA) and Destination Eurovision broadcasted on France 2 (2,14 M, 11,8 % of PDA). Sofia Essaïdi and Frédéric Diefenthal attracted no less than 4.3 million viewers, representing 20.8% of total audience share.
The TV series The Bonfire of Destiny and Beyond Bars are amongst the 19 most exciting new French series of 2019 according to an article published by Allociné.
Beyond Bars, a prison thriller in 6 x 52' written by Cécile Berger and Olivier Kohn and directed by Karim Ouaret, is currently shooting in Brussels. The series features the character of Anna Rivière, played by Elodie Fontan, unjustly accused of murder and incarcerated while awaiting trial. The cast is completed by Jean-Hugues Anglade, Manon Azam, Vincent Rottiers, Samir Boitard, Bruno Debrandt and Jeanne Bournaud.
The historical drama The Bonfire of Destiny is also shooting in the Paris region until April 19. This 8 x 52' film evokes the terrible fire at the Bazar de la Charité in 1897 which caused the death of nearly 130 people. This awful news item will upset the fate of our three heroines, Adrienne de Lenverpré (Audrey Fleurot), Alice de Jeansin (Camille Lou) and Rose Rivière (Julie de Bona).
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This November 14, 2018 marks the start of filming of The Bonfire of Destiny, an 8 x 52' event series for TF1, until April 19, 2019 in the Paris Region. Based on an original idea by Catherine Ramberg, the series was written by the latter with Karine Spreuzkouski and directed by director Alexandre Laurent (The Secret of Elise, La Mante...).
This drama-history opens with the terrible fire in the Bazar de la Charité, a building housing a charity event prized by the Parisian people. This tragedy causes the death of nearly 120 people - mostly women of Parisian high society and their maids - and upsets the destinies of Adrienne de Lenverpré (Audrey Fleurot), Alice de Jeansin (Camille Lou) and her maid Rose Rivière (Julie de Bona), our three heroines. Between identity theft, forbidden loves, emancipation, this mini-series plunges us into the Parisian society of 1897.
The cast is completed by Gilbert Melki, Josiane Balasko, Antoine Duléry, Florence Pernel, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet, François-David Cardonnel, Stéphane Guillon, Aurélien Wiik, Gilles Cohen.
The series Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State, written by Sophie Hiet and Jean-Marc Moutout, met with very good press reviews. For Le Figaro, "The four episodes mark the successful and expected return of costume drama to our small screens. An extraordinary project a thousand leagues away from the pompous and hagiographic biopic". Several magazines praise the ambition of the mini-series and the performance of Yannick Choirat who interprets the "great man", including Le Parisien, which speaks of a "stunning" interpretation.
Broadcast on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November 2018 on France 2, Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State attracted 2.80 million viewers (11.9% audience share) on the first night and 2.50 million viewers (10.9% audience share) on the second night. Great audiences in view of fierce competition on those evenings. On Monday evening, the writer had to face TF1's single event Le Jour où j'ai brûlé mon cœur, leader of the evening, as well as the show L'Amour est dans le pré on M6. As for Tuesday, the series was facing the launch of the second season of The Good Doctor as well as the explosive return of the show La France a un incroyable talent on M6 which made its best start since November 2011.
France 2 announced the broadcast of the prime-time mini-series "Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State" on November 5 and 6, 2018. Written by Sophie Hiet and Jean-Marc Moutoutout, based on a concept by Iris Bucher and directed by Jean-Marc Moutout, this historical drama follows the journey of the famous author, who became a committed member of parliament, in the heart of a Paris in the throes of political upheaval. This series plunges us both into the intimacy of the man of letters - his family life, his tumultuous love affairs, his doubts, his convictions - and into a period of French history as exciting as it is little known (1848 - 1851), the period that saw the country change from Republic to Empire.
On this occasion, the public service put in place an unprecedented mechanism by uniting around Victor Hugo. France 2, France 5 and France Culture will offer different programs throughout the week to evoke the many facets of this genius of French literature.
The shooting of the series Beyond Bars starts on October 17 for a duration of 61 days in the cities of Sète (France), Brussels (Belgium) and Breda (Netherlands). This 6 x 52' for M6 is the adaptation of the Spanish series Vis a vis, from the same creator as the series La Casa de Papel, Alex Pina.
Written by Cécile Berger and Olivier Kohn, and directed by Karim Ouaret, this prison thriller features the character of Anna Rivière, played by Elodie Fontan, arrested for a murder she didn't commit. Sent to pretrial detention, Anna faces a heavy sentence. Trapped in a world at the antithesis of her own, in the midst of violence and trafficking, she is an easy prey who will have to learn to break the rules in order to survive. Crossing the yellow line, at the risk of losing her soul... Her only hope lies with her father and brother who have been ignoring each other for 10 years. They are the only ones who can prove her innocence.
Jean-Hugues Anglade, Manon Azem, Vincent Rottiers, Samir Boitard, Bruno Debrandt, Jeanne Bournaud and Raphaëlle Bruneau complete the cast.
Very good audience for Written in Blood, broadcast on France 3 on Saturday, September 22, 2018, which attracted 3,449,000 viewers, i.e. a PDA of 18.3%. The TV movie - written by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, directed by Olivier Guignard and carried by Louise Monot, Isabelle Gelinas and Blandine Bellavoir - is positioned just after TF1 with its show Le Grand Concours des animateurs (3,463,000 viewers, i.e. a PDA of 21.8%).
The first two episodes of Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State will be screened on Thursday, September 27th at 8:30 pm in a special screening at the International Festival of Historical Fiction Film in the presence of the director, Jean-Marc Moutout, the lead actor, Victor Hugo, and the co-producer, Luc Martin-Gousset.
The film Written in Blood, co-written by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, and directed by Olivier Guignard will be broadcast on France 3 on September 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm. The plot is centered on Louise, 32, an anesthesiologist at the CHU du Havre. Her life with her pediatrician husband and their two children, happy and uneventful, is suddenly turned upside down by the discovery of the mummified body of her father-in-law in the concrete of a lock being repaired. Michel Vasseur, her mother's husband, the man who raised her, had suddenly left her family and the region 18 years ago, without ever giving any news. The cast is composed of Louise Monot, Isabelle Gélinas, Blandine Bellavoir, Samir Boitard, Pierre Cassignard and Martin Pautard.
The Bonfire of Destiny - a prime time TV series for TF1 - is currently being prepared for shooting in November 2018. This mini-series of 8 x 52', inspired by real events, traces the destiny of three women in the Paris of the Belle Epoque, which was shaken by the tragic fire at the Bazar de la Charité, a building housing a popular charity event. The disaster will cost the lives of more than 120 people, mainly women from high society and their staff. On this occasion, Adrienne de Lenverpré, a free and independent woman, Alice de Jeansin, a young aristocrat, and Rose Rivière, her maid, saw their respective lives turned upside down. Between identity theft, forbidden loves, emancipation, this series plunges us into the Parisian society of the end of the century, following the journey of these three heroines.
Directed by Alexandre Laurent - director of The Secret of Elise - and written by Catherine Ramberg and Karine Spreuzkouski, the three women will be played by Audrey Fleurot, Camille Lou and Julie de Bona, joined by Théo Fernandez, Stéphane Freiss, Stéphane Guillon, Victor Meutelet, Florence Pernel and François-David Cardonel.
Directed by Charlotte Brändström, the mini-series The Disappearance was rebroadcast on France 3 from August 8 to 10. Directed by François-Xavier Demaison, Pierre-François Martin-Laval and Alix Poission, the series captivated an average of 2.4 million viewers (14.2% audience share). The Disappearance had a very good summer audience.
First day of shooting for Murders in Moselle, new opus of the collection Murders in... created by Quad Télévision for France 3. The shooting of the thriller, written by Camille Guichard and David Crozier, will take place from June 27 to July 25, 2018 in the vicinity of Metz, Uckange, Illange, Hayange and Nancy.
Directed by Olivier Barma, Murders in Moselle opens with the murder of the former director of the furnaces of Uckange, Gilles Thouvenin. Clément Leroy (Jérôme Robart), captain of the SR of Metz, takes charge of the investigation with the help of Laure Thouvenin (Jeanne Bournaud), daughter of the victim and current director of the classified site. In this way, she reunites with Clément, her childhood sweetheart. Together, they will discover the moving story of their families, revealed over three generations. Sam Karmann, Jean-Pierre Malo, Marie Narbonne, Alex Fondja and Antoine Coesens complete the cast.
Quad Television is currently preparing the shooting of its newest series, Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State, in co-production with Point du Jour and France 2. The shooting of this historical drama in 4 x 52' will take place from March 12 to May 15, 2018 in Ile-de-France and New Aquitaine.
Although Victor Hugo - the sacred master of French literature - needs no introduction, certain periods of his life remain obscure. Victor Hugo, Enemy of the State plunges us both into the intimacy of the famous man of letters, into his family life, his tumultuous love affairs, his doubts, his convictions and his anger; and into a period of French History as fascinating as it is little known (1848 - 1851), the period that saw France pass from a Republic to an Empire, the period that saw the greatest writer of his time become Enemy of the State.
Yannick Choirat will play the leading character alongside Isabelle Carré, who will lend her features to the character of Juliette Drouet, the most faithful of his mistresses.
Quad Télévision prépare actuellement le tournage de sa série évènement, Victor Hugo, Ennemi d'Etat, en coproduction avec Point du Jour et France 2. Le tournage de ce drama historique en 4 x 52' se déroulera du 12 mars au 15 mai 2018 en Ile-de-France et en Nouvelle Aquitaine.
First day of shooting for Written in Blood, a film unit written by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, and directed by Olivier Guignard. Shooting will take place from December 4, 2017 to January 9, 2018 in Le Havre, Honfleur and Ile-de-France. Written in Blood features Louise, a doctor and mother, suddenly caught up with her past after the discovery of the body of her stepfather, who has been missing for nearly 18 years.
Announced by C21, the series, The Bonfire of Destiny, has been selected for the first Drama Series Pitch to be held on Wednesday, November 29th in London. Only eight series were chosen from a selection of forty-two projects. The pitching session will take place in front of numerous potential buyers and partners in order to develop international co-productions and new sources of financing. The winning project will be announced the same evening at the International Drama Awards.
David Jenkinson, Editor and Managing Director of C21, elaborates on the Drama Pitch Series: "Each of its eight projects has already received financial or broadcaster support and is seeking international financing. It will be fascinating to see these series pitched in front of a room full of decision-makers and we hope that the initiative will be seen as a new and creative way to bring series to market".
The broadcast of Murder in Auvergne on France 3 on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, had an excellent audience, coming in first position ahead of the final of The Voice Kids broadcast on TF1 and Les années bonheur broadcast on France 2. The TV movie written by Alexandra Echkenazi and Alexandra Julhiet, directed by Thierry Binisti and carried by the duo Sofia Essaïdi and Frédéric Diefenthal has attracted nearly 4,983,000 viewers for a PDA of 23.1%.
After 320 registered formats and four weeks of voting by a world-leading panel of commissioners, buyers and financiers, The Secret of Elise is among the finalists for the International Format Awards in the "Best Scripted Format" category.
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner to be held at Club C21 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 during the MIP Formats.
According to a Mediamétrie study, French national dramas have broken audience records against their American rivals.
On the small screen, French fiction largely dominated its American rival in 2016. Among the ten best fiction audiences of the year nine were French, including the top seven. This is what a Médiamétrie study published on Thursday reveals. The trend is therefore on the rise since the previous year, seven national dramas were included in the same ranking. In 2014, the number was down to six and in 2013 to five.
Compared to other programs, tricolor fiction also stands out: out of the fifty best TV audiences, 20 programs were French fiction against 15 in 2015, 2 in 2014 and 0 in 2012.
In spite of the Olympic Games and the soccer Euro, French fiction has even outstripped sports - with 13 programs in the top 50 TV ratings for the year. For ten national dramas, the audience bar even exceeded six million viewers. This is the case for The Secret of Elise on TF1 for example, with an average of 8.3 million viewers, or Flic tout simplement which brought in 6.5 million viewers.
According to a survey conducted last December, French people highly appreciate French fiction because it is perceived as realistic and tackling social issues, with series such as Plus Belle La Vie (France 3) or Clem (TF1). More than a quarter of the French (29.4%) also want more French fiction in the grids and 4 out of 10 consider that there are too many US fictions, according to the same survey.
Le Secret d'Elise was nominated in the "Laurier série" category at the Lauriers de la Radio et de la Télévision. The Ceremony will take place February 13th, 2017 at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
The Lauriers are organized under the honorary presidency of Mr. Jean CLUZEL, member of the Institute. They reward French audiovisual creation and programs. They bring together over 700 professionals each year.
The Secret of Elise was nominated in the best mini-series category at the C21 International Drama Awards. The series is in the finals alongside another French series Au-delà des murs (Lincoln TV) and the American productions Roots (A+E Studios), English And Then There Were Were None (Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Productions), Italian Sotto Copertura (Rai Fiction, Lux Vide) and German Ku'damm 56 - Rebel with a cause (UFA Fiction).
Awaiting November 30th to find out the names of the winners in all categories.
Hyped series during its presentation last year at the 17th edition of the Festival de la fiction TV in La Rochelle (out of competition), The Secret of Elise received the award for Best Series of the year Télé Star and Télé Poche, at the closing ceremony on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The award was presented by editor-in-chief Guillaume Botton to actress Julie de Bona and producer Iris Bucher.
The 8 x 52' series The Disappearance, distributed by Zodiak Rights, continues to travel and has met with great success on the Italian channel Canale 5. Broadcasted between August 3 and 24, 2016 in prime time, the series captivated an average of more than 1.8 million viewers, representing a PDA of 10.77% (which is above average).
Broadcasted in England on BBC4 from Saturday, May 28 to June 18, 2016, series 8 x 52' The Disappearance, by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, directed by Charlotte Brändström, met the english audience with great success, gathering an average of 770,000 viewers for a market share of 3.7%. BBC4 achieved a better audience for the story. Arrow films distributes the series on DVD in England.
The broadcast of Murder in Île de Ré on France 3 on Saturday April the 23rd 2016, had excellent audience numbers, coming in second position behind The Voice broadcast on TF1 and in front of the French Football League Cup BKT broadcast on France 2. The TV film written by Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, directed by François Basset and Jules Maillard, carried by the duo Lucie Lucas and Bruno Salomone, attracted nearly 4,470,000 viewers for a PDA of 19.4%.
The Secret of Elise, a mini-series broadcast on TF1 from the 8th to the 22nd of February 2016, conquered the French television audience; the six episodes of the series written by Elsa Marpeau and Marie Vinoy, in collaboration with Marie Deshaires and Catherine Touzet, directed by Alexandre Laurent, attracted an average of 8.3 million viewers, representing a consolidated audience share of 29%. The Secret of Elise thus becomes the second best audience in French fiction in 2016 and also breaks the historical record for deferred viewing with nearly 1.4 million viewers for the first two episodes.
The eight episodes of the series The Disappearance broadcasted on France 2 from April 22 to May 13 2015 brought together 6 million viewers for an average audience share of 22.6%; a score well above the average and a record for a France 2 fiction. The Disappearance received an excellent qualitative score of 8.4/10 from the public, as well as very good press reviews.