Banijay France and La Fabrique des Formats partner to Push French Formats Globally

"Fonds La Fabrique – Banijay" will offer talent the opportunity to see their work produced worldwide. The fund will be administered by La Fabrique des Formats, with the creatives benefiting from Banijay’s 120 production companies in 23 territories.

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François de Brugada

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Banijay has confirmed that Banijay France is partnering with a dedicated format investment fund, La Fabrique des Formats, to support French format creation locally and internationally. "Fonds La Fabrique – Banijay" will offer talent the opportunity to see their work produced, not only in France but also worldwide. The fund will be administered by La Fabrique des Formats, with the creatives benefiting from Banijay’s 120 production companies and footprint, which spans 23 territories, and the support of its distribution arm, Banijay Rights. The collaboration will further strengthen the French audio-visual industry as it offers monitoring services, expertise, and training for professionals.

“This partnership further fosters our regional know-how, and we are very pleased to support La Fabrique des Formats with the innovative creation of ‘Fonds La Fabrique des Formats – Banijay.’ Being headquartered in France, along with our local knowledge and global ambition, our role is naturally to support the creative community here to ambitiously develop the next generation of hits for France and the world,” François de Brugada, CEO of Banijay France, said.

A selection committee made up of industry experts will identify the best projects, both non-scripted and scripted. The creators of the chosen formats will receive tailor-made support and funding to develop their creations. The fund will invest in various areas to elevate the show’s presentation to channels and platforms, including writing assistance, a trailer production, or even bringing the concept to life with a pilot. “We are very excited by this partnership with Banijay. This new fund significantly strengthens our ability to invest in developing new, original content and build format projects,” Philippe Chazal, Founder of La Fabrique des Formats, commented.

Banijay France brings together some of the country’s leading production entities, both scripted and non-scripted. The company has developed hit IP with international success, from adventure reality format "Fort Boyard" to brand-new gameshow "Chacun son Tour," which will be adapted for the Spanish market by Banijay Iberia’s Gestmusic for RTVE. The recent acquisition of Tooco emphasizes the company’s dedication to investing in French format creation, and the partnership with Alain Goldman’s Légende Films cements Banijay France’s scripted ambitions. The company, which is behind the highly anticipated new drama "Marie Antoinette" for CANAL+, has also built a strong track record in creating successful local versions of "Survivor" (Koh Lanta) and SKAM.

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