FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT launches US-based
management and production company ANIMAL FEDERATION
Paris/Los Angeles, Tuesday 16th November 2021.
For immediate release.
Producers Juan Solá (Extinction, Horizon Line, The Commuter) and Nacho Manubens (La Casa de Papel/Money Heist, Grand Hotel, Velvet), and Talent Manager Adil Chamakh have joined forces to launch Animal Federation, a management and production company based in Los Angeles.
The newly formed company is a subsidiary of Federation Entertainment (The Bureau, Marseille, Hostages, Bad Banks, Baby, Find Me in Paris, Around the World in Eighty Days), an independent studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, London, and Tel-Aviv.
The Spanish-born production and management trio have all lived in L.A. for several years and have vast experience in both the American and global entertainment markets.
Juan Solá has produced alongside director Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, Black Adam) for many years introducing European talent to the US market. Recently, Solá produced Retribution starring Liam Neeson, currently in post-production. Nacho Manubens is responsible for spotlighting Spain’s top TV network Atresmedia on an international scale and helping Spain become an industry leader in the global TV market. Manubens produced La Templanza, the acclaimed first original series from Amazon Prime in Spain. Earlier this year, both Solá and Manubens produced Netflix’s highly anticipated film Las Niñas de Cristal starring María Pedraza.
SVP and Head of Management, Adil Chamakh, has years of experience representing both American and international talent including Australian-American actor Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and musician and actor Masego for all of his film and TV projects.
Chamakh previously launched the talent management company, Creative Room, where he specialized in representing diverse and multi-hyphenate actors and filmmakers.
Animal Federation’s client roster includes Love Victor’s Isabella Ferreira, Italian actress/model Alice Pagani (Netflix’s Baby), writer/director Lluis Quílez, responsible for the international hit thriller Below Zero (Bajocero), watched by more than 50 million households on Netflix Worldwide.
Pascal Breton, President, Federation Entertainment said: “Federation’ producers are already involved in launching the creations of a large number of European showrunners and directors. We had long been eager to help these talents grow into global names, including in the immensely competitive market that is Hollywood. Following Nacho and Juan’s lead, we needed to find the right manager for the job, and Adil Chamakh is the perfect fit: his extensive experience both in Los Angeles and the major European capitals makes him an ideal person to manage their careers.’’
Amidst an ever-growing appetite for international content and talent, Animal Federation is looking forward to establishing itself as an American management and production company with a global outlook bridging the US to the rest of the world. Its primary focus is to represent diverse, multi-hyphenate and multilingual talent. Animal has an experienced in-house development and production team. Currently, Animal is developing original content and adaptations from Federation studio’s extensive IP library for the LATAM and US markets.
About Federation Entertainment:
Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Entertainment works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions. Only eight years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin and Tel-Aviv boasts 130 full time employees, a number that continues to grow monthly.
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 in its 3rd season), Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), the premium live action hit for teens, Partisan, (6 X 52’), Best series award at Canneseries 2020, In Treatment, the adaptation of cult format BeTipul by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache for ARTE, Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video) among others.
Federation Entertainment – Valerie Tailland, Tel: +33 (0)6 82 57 06 09