Federation and So Press announce their first documentary co-development MH 370, a compelling new series for France Télévisions

Federation and So Press announce their first documentary co-development
MH 370, a compelling new series for France Télévisions

Based on an exclusive investigative report by Society magazine,
the series examines the sudden disappearance of the ill-fated 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight – one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries 

 

Paris, June 21, 2021 / Sunny Side of the Doc

For immediate release (2.00PM)

FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT (Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan) and SO IN LOVE, the media production arm for SO PRESS (Franck Annese and Brieux Férot) announce MH370 (5 X 45’), a compelling docu-series that explores the tragic and sudden disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight in 2014 and how to this day there are still no tangible explanations as to what actually happened. 

The series is co-developed with France Télévisions. Catherine Alvaresse, Head of Documentaries for France Télévisions unveiled the project during a press conference at Sunny Side of the Doc.

Catherine Alvaresse, Head of Documentaries, France Télévisions said: “France Télévisions documentaries intend to make sense of the world in all its nuances and complexities. Based on this extensive investigation by So Press, we are developing a truly unique docu series about the tragic disappearance of flight MH370, and we are delighted to be collaborating with So In Love and Federation Entertainment on this special production.”   

Franck Annese and Brieux Férot, Producers at SO IN LOVE jointly commented: “This marks one of the most important investigative reports in the history of So Press.  We have been considering a TV adaptation for several years now but wanted to take our time and ensure everything was aligned.  As such, we thrilled to be partnering with Catherine Alvaresse and the France Télévisions team, as well as our continued collaboration with Federation Entertainment which is just going from strength to strength.”

Myriam Weil, Head of Documentaries, Federation Entertainment: « Since its inception, Society magazine has been producing original stand-out and in-depth reports, leaving no stone unturned. Working in collaboration with this super editorial team and France Télévisions is stimulating from both a content and narrative perspective, especially on a subject as sensitive as the disappearance of MH370. « 

MH 370 

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is a complete mystery, horrific yet captivating.  How a Boeing 777 jet with 239 passengers on board could simply vanish into the night sky is incomprehensible in today’s age of satellites, Internet and global surveillance. The fact that seven years later there are still no plausible explanations is beyond belief and virtually impossible to come to terms with. This has resulted in an overwhelming drive to search for the truth. 

MH370 is the story of this burning quest.  This unique documentary steps into the world of the victim’s families, speaks to professional investigators, and features eye-witness accounts from individuals who have never spoken publicly…that is until now!

 

Federation Entertainment will handle worldwide sales for MH370.

Federation and So Press, two extremely innovative companies in their respective fields, announced a strategic partnership in December 2020. This project marks the first documentary co-production between Federation and So In Love (So Press Group’s production subsidiary). 

Federation and So In Love also have another collaboration underway with the Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès case, a drama series based on the high-profile investigation published as a double spread feature in Society, which created quite a stir last August. 

 

About SO PRESS:

Established in 2003, SO PRESS is an award-winning media conglomerate with a solid reputation for its standout magazines (Society, So Foot, So Good, L’Etiquette, Pédale!, Tampon, Sofilm, Tsugi, Doolittle, Running Heroes, etc.).  Created and spearheaded by Franck Annese, SO PRESS produces more than 50 TV commercials per year via the company’s various production outfits (Sovage, the production unit for TV ads, managed by Willy Morencé, and Allso for online and brand content production), as well as documentaries and feature films (via So In Love, managed by Franck Annese).  SO PRESS also owns websites (sofoot.com, trashtalk.co, etc), a podcast production unit (Allsound, managed by Marc H’Limi), a consulting company (Better Call So, managed by Brieux Férot), a record label (Vietnam, managed by Julien Gaulier), a film set construction company (Atelier Downtown, managed by Rudy Annese), a concert hall (Le Trabendo, co-managed by Alexis Bernier alongside Super) and a book publishing company (So Lonely, managed by Eric Karnbauer).  

About Federation Entertainment: 

Federation heralds a new breed of independent studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original content for the global marketplace.

Since its creation in 2013, the group which is spearheaded by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan is experiencing exponential growth. Federation now has multiple companies in Paris (Federation’s headquarters, production & distribution operations, Cottonwood Media, WeMake, Cheyenne Federation, Mercer Production), Los Angeles (Picture Perfect Federation, Federation Entertainment of America, Animal Federation), Rome (Fabula Pictures), Madrid (Spain Fedent España) and Berlin (Cottonwood Media GmbH).

Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), Find Me in Paris (78 X 26′), the premium live action hit for tweens . As well as Les Bleus 2018, at the heart of the Russian epic, for TF1 and Amazon Prime-Video, Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video), Wenger Invincible for Canal+, or Nadia, for Canal+, just to name a few.

Press contact :

Valérie Tailland
06 82 57 06 09 / valerie.tailland@fedent.com

Alban Tamalet
06 17 14 17 48 / alban.tamalet@sopress.net