FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT to distribute MYTHO, a series produced by UNITÉ DE PRODUCTION (Bruno Nahon) for ARTE, starring Marina Hands and directed by Fabrice Gobert (The Returned).
Paris, April 5th 2018
FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT has acquired international rights to MYTHO, a series produced by UNITÉ DE PRODUCTION (Bruno Nahon) in coproduction with ARTE France and FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan) for ARTE.
MYTHO, 6 X 1 HOUR, has brought together some of France’s best creative talents.
Iconic French actress Marina Hands (Tell no one, Jappeloup) will play Elvira, MYTHO’s leading part. Marina was granted the prestigious “Best Actress” CESAR award for her performance in Pascale Ferran’s Lady Chatterley.
Fabrice Gobert’s directing work on MYTHO will be his much-anticipated TV comeback. He is the renowned creator of The Returned, a highly successful Canal Plus original creation.
The scenario was written by novelist and screenwriter Anne Berest whose literary work include La fille de son Père and Les Patriarches. Anne worked recently on Canal Plus dramedy series Paris etc. Colombe Raby, Xavier Dolan’s long-time collaborator, will be in charge of MYTHO’s production design.
The series was developed by Bruno Nahon whose producing credits include Louise Wimmer, Sparring, Razzia and Ainsi soient-ils (Churchmen), a highly acclaimed ARTE series.
Bruno Nahon comments: “MYTHO is a drama with bits of comedy that focuses on Elvira, a woman, a mother and a wife, who will stop at nothing to save her family. Above all, it is a collaboration between outstanding talents who work hand in hand to give life to relatable and yet exceptional characters. Enjoy!”
MYTHO centers on a loving and caring wife, who finds herself on the edge of burnout.
Handling both her workload and her large family is slowly driving Elvira out of her mind. One day, she starts suspecting her husband of having an affair. On the spur of the moment, she pretends that she is sick. It is a small white lie which will have huge consequences… The rest of the cast will be announced shortly. Shooting will start mid-May, 2018 in Paris region.
FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT holds world rights to the series.
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Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and maketing is at the service of premium original contents specifically designed for global marketplace. Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and by the founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team by the end of 2016 as head of Drama.
Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : Le Bureau des Légendes (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – Les Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+ Création Originale), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; The break (20 X 52’, produced by Helicotronc and RTBF) ; Bordertown (21 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Prémonitions (10 X 52’, a psychological thriller produced by Encore Television) ; Unit 42 (20 X 52’, a procedurale series coproduced by Left Field Ventures and RTBF, successfully broadcast by France 2 in January 2018) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK) ; and Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT
which was selected by Canneséries Festival as part of its Official Selection).