Picture Perfect Federation and Anonymous Content acquire adaptation rights to RAMSES series, the international best-selling books by Christian Jacq

MIPTV / Cannes – April 9th, 2019

For immediate release

 

It was announced today during a keynote held by Pascal Breton and Patrick Wachsberger at Miptv that Anonymous Content and Picture Perfect Federation (the joint venture recently created by Patrick Wachsberger and Pascal Breton) have secured the adaptation rights to Christian Jacq’s international best-selling series of books, RAMSES (XO Editions, Bernard Fixot).

Anonymous Content and Picture Perfect Federation will join forces to co-produce a premium television adaptation following the epic saga of one the most formidable conquerors in history.

The five RAMSES books by Christian Jacq tell the story of Ramses (Pharaoh Ramses II), known as ‘the greatest conqueror’. For sixty-seven years from 1279-1212 B.C., he guided Ancient Egypt to the peak of its power and influence. Full of magic, myths and legendary lore, Jacq’s series details the extraordinary stories of love, lust, war, and betrayal entrenched in Egyptian history.

French author and renowned Egyptologist Christian Jacq has dedicated his life to ancient Egypt. His internationally acclaimed Ramses book series is a global Best-Seller, translated into more than 30 languages with more than 11 million copies sold around the world.

Pascal Breton, Federation Entertainment: “In an era of such great mythological works as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, we’re excited about teaming up with Patrick Wachsberger and Anonymous Content to bring together a stellar group of talent and creating this once-in-a-lifetime TV event.”

Federation Entertainment and Anonymous Content will hold worldwide distribution rights to the series.

 

About Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers and actors working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards®, Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Tony Awards®, Pulitzer Prizes® and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. The company’s TV slate includes “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “Berlin Station” (EPIX) “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “The OA” (Netflix), “The Alienist” (TNT) “Maniac” (Netflix), “Homecoming” (Amazon) and the upcoming “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Dickinson” (Apple), “Home Before Dark” (Apple) and “Defending Jacob” (Apple). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless top brands, including Prada, Nike and Coke. In 2016, Anonymous Content received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, to allow the firm to expand its production offerings in socially-relevant content aimed at inspiring change. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com. 

 

About Picture Perfect Federation:

Picture Perfect Federation is a joint venture that was recently formed by entertainment industry stalwart Patrick Wachsberger and his Picture Perfect Entertainment, and Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan of studio Federation Entertainment.  The new entity is dedicated to the development and production of premium television series for the U.S. marketplace on all platforms as well as engaging in international co-productions.

The team of Wachsberger, who most recently served as co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture group, and Breton and Uzan Chairman and CEO of Federation Entertainment respectively, brings decades of combined creative and financial expertise to the venture as well as a deep understanding of financing and the direct relationships to engage production and financial partners from around the globe.  Picture Perfect Federation operate in a manner that puts story first, creating solid partnerships with talent and producers around the world operating with the ability to be innovative and nimble.

Wachsberger and Federation’s Head of US Television, Ashley Stern represent the newly formed venture in Los Angeles.

 

Press Contact Federation Entertainment :

Valérie Tailland

+33 (0)6 82 57 06 09 / valerie.tailland@fedent.com