PARIS – 2nd September 2016
Federation Entertainment has appointed French TV industry executive Thierry Sorel to the newly created role of Head of Drama, effective immediately.
Sorel, who joins Federation from his previous position as Head of Drama at the France Télévisions network France 2, will be responsible for the development of the company’s fiction content, and will report to CEO, Pascal Breton and Managing Director, Lionel Uzan.
“Thierry’s exceptional expertise and knowledge will add a strong component to our production operations, whilst providing a compelling creative force in Federation’s strategy to produce original programmes for the French and European markets, as well as consolidating further partnerships with independent producers who want to expand internationally. He is a welcome addition to our team and will no doubt be a key asset,” said Pascal Breton.
Prior to joining Federation Entertainment, Sorel was Head of Drama at France Télévisions network France 2, where he successfully worked on high-end returning series such as Disparue, Accusé, Les Témoins (aka Witnesses) and Candice Renoir. He also launched the hit TV series 10% (aka Call My Agent!) as well as TV movies Ne M’abandonne Pas, and Presque Comme Les Autres.
He first started working for the public broadcasting group France Télévisions in 2006, where he headed up the youth programming division for France 2. In 2008 he became joint Director of Fiction programming at France 3, and was responsible for editing the hit daily show PBLV (Plus Belle La Vie), as well as launching new primetime series such as Village Français. Outside of his 10 year tenure at France Télévisions, Sorel also held senior positions at French networks such as Canal J and Tiji.
About Federation Entertainment:
With offices in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment heralds a new model for the
creation, production, distribution and marketing of high quality original television series
programming for the global marketplace. A fully-integrated television studio, Federation Entertainment is comprised of exclusive partnerships with several of the industry’s most celebrated executives, producers and showrunners. Established by leading French entertainment executive Pascal Breton, Federation is run by Managing Director and partner Lionel Uzan and Founding Partners David Michel, Stéphane Sperry & Serge Hayat.
For further information:
Lisa Hryniewicz, Koko Media
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Céline Xerri-Brook, Magena Media
+44 (0)7957 334 228