Federation Studios is strengthening its content strategy with the introduction of Federation IP360, a newly established hub with a 360-degree approach dedicated to scouting, acquiring, and selling intellectual properties (IPs). "Hannah and I both noticed a growing demand for IPs (scripted formats and books), originating from our Federation producers, as well as external partners," Stanislas Frecher said. "Given Federation's commitment to pushing boundaries, we therefore saw a unique opportunity to pool our expertise and create an IP strategy that brings together both acquisitions and sales under one single hub."
Federation IP360 will be jointly led by Hannah Vidal and Stanislas Frecher, who will also continue in his role as Senior VP of Business Affairs for Federation’s distribution arm. This department will work closely with Maïda Akkas, Group Chief Acquisition & Co-Production Drama Officer, as well as Monica Levy and Guillaume Pommier, Co-Chiefs of Distribution, along with their dedicated teams.
‘’The launch of the IP 360 initiative is a perfect example of the entrepreneurial mindset that drives our entire Federation ecosystem, and of the emphasis that Federation puts on IP management," Lionel Uzan, Managing Director, Federation Studios said. "It is already a profitable business which will significantly grow in the coming months and years. Stanislas and Hannah are instrumental in developing and scaling this initiative , and we are proud to have these two bright Federation executives developing their entrepreneurial skills for the benefit of the entire group’."
This new department serves as an all-encompassing center for IPs. First, IP360 is entrusted with scouting and acquiring third-party properties, including formats, books, podcasts, and more, to feed the creative needs of Federation's producers worldwide, spanning France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel, the UK, the US, Latam and MEAC. “It also has a broader mission of cultivating an IP culture within the Federation Group by sharing Federation's IPs with potential for adaptation - whether they are already in production or in development in various countries - and by forging collaborative connections between all of Federation's talented producers,” Vidal said.
Hannah and I both noticed a growing demand for IPs (scripted formats and books), originating from our Federation producers, as well as external partners. Given Federation's commitment to pushing boundaries, we therefore saw a unique opportunity to pool our expertise and create an IP strategy that brings together both acquisitions and sales under one single hub.” Stanislas Frecher Head of Federation IP360