PARIS, March, 2016
Federation Entertainment has finalised multiple sales for the hit CANAL+ Creation Originale spy thriller series The Bureau, in the run-up to MIPTV. The announcement was made today by Lionel Uzan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Federation Entertainment.
Seasons 1 and 2 of The Bureau have been snapped up by VRT (Flemish speaking Belgium), SVT (Sweden), RTP (Portugal), and Rialto Channel (New Zealand). Following on from last year’s acquisition of the first season, RTL Crime (Germany) also signed up for season two.
“This is an extremely riveting series that has the power to engage audiences worldwide – with intricate plots, compelling characters, provocative political themes, and more. Since Federation’s inception, our strategy has been to focus on quality, high-end productions in order to deliver a range of premium TV series – as such, we are proud to offer broadcasters The Bureau, which fulfils this criteria and look forward to closing even more sales over the coming months,” said Lionel Uzan.
The Bureau is the department that trains and dispatches Intelligence service agents to key strategic and often hostile locations all around the world where they assume highly elaborate false identities (legends) to remain undetectable as they carry out their mission to seek out and identify targets and sources. The Bureau’s agents live for years in complete duplicity, alternating between their “normal” life and their undercover assignments abroad. Contemporary themes – such as the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, Counter-Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Iran, Syria, Libya and other conflict areas –are also explored as part of the series’ second season.
The Bureau is produced by TOP – The Oligarchs Productions, and co-produced by Federation Entertainment. Created by Eric Rochant; Executive producers: Alex Berger and Eric Rochant; Co-producer: Pascal Breton. Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Sara Giraudeau, Léa Drucker, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Brad Leland …
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.
During MIPTV 2016 Federation Entertainment are located at Booth C15-A10
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