7 DEC 2021

Thierry Lachkar has been named CEO of ITV Studios France

Lachkar takes up the helm at the label with a focus on building and growing the company, which works with the biggest French TV broadcasters and platforms and is responsible for some of the best-loved programmes on French television.

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Thierry Lachkar has been named CEO of ITV Studios France. He takes up the helm at the label with a focus on building and growing the company, which works with the biggest French TV broadcasters and platforms and is responsible for some of the best-loved programmes on French television. Reporting to Lisa Perrin, Managing Director of International Productions, Thierry Lachkar will take up the role from December 13.

Shows produced by ITV Studios France include “The Voice,” which saw a record-breaking tenth season on TF1; “The Voice All Star”s and “4 Mariages Pour 1 Lune de Miel” (a French version of “Four Weddings”), as well as talent show “Spectaculaire,” a co-production for France 2, and “Nabilla: Sans Filtre,” a co-production for Prime Video.

Thierry Lachkar founded the French independent production company Deeply Superficial and is currently its Managing Director. He is also the former CEO and Founder of Shine France, where he spearheaded some of France’s most popular shows, including “The Voice,” “The Voice Kids” (prior to its transition to ITV Studios France), “MasterChef,” “Prodiges,” “Baby Boom,” “La Meilleure Boulangerie,” and “The Tunnel”.

Deeply Superficial's development slate will now be developed and pitched by ITV Studios France. ITV Studios France will become a co-production partner on any Deeply Superficial shows that are commissioned taking on physical production.

“I’m extremely excited with this opportunity to join ITV Studios and to lead the successful team at ITV Studios France. It's going to be a real pleasure to work across such a dynamic portfolio of shows, in particular 'The Voice' - which plays a unique part in my own career story, as I helped launch it in France. I'm also delighted to be working on developing new shows to bring to the French market. There's some great stuff in the pipeline and it's the start of an exhilarating new challenge,"  Thierry said.

Lisa Perrin, MD International Production, added: “Thierry has immense experience, having launched and built the Shine France business from scratch. I believe he will provide the creative credibility and flair to bolster and grow ITV Studios France. We’re delighted he’ll be taking the helm and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him and for the team at ITV Studios France”.