Banijay hires Studiocanal deputy director to head Endemol Shine Fiction in France – TBI Vision

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Banijay has appointed Dominique Farrugia from Studiocanal to head Endemol Shine Fiction in France.

Farrugia will become Managing Director of the French drama label from November, with the mission of overseeing all of the company’s scripted operations.

More recently, he was Deputy CEO of Studiocanal, which he joined in 2017 after having held the position of President of the French channel Canal +. Farrugia also co-founded the comedy quartet Les Dulls and launched production company Farrudg Entertainment Worldwide (FEW), before signing a partnership with EuropaCorp in 2012.

Endemol Shine Fiction has been behind shows including Mom or dad for M6, Special mention for TF1, Guyana for Canal + and The Devil’s Bridge, among others.

He reports to Banijay France CEO François de Brugada, who was appointed in July, with the resignation of Endemol Shine France President Nicolas Coppermann. Farrugia will retain its first look agreement with Studiocanal on all film projects of its production company, One Again.

Bragada said, “His background as a writer, director and producer will be invaluable in building a healthy range of high quality, original and ambitious scripted programming. His arrival strengthens Banijay France’s fiction offering and strengthens our position as a benchmark for all genres.



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