TF1 Group has appointed Anne Didier as Artistic Director of French Drama. The appointment will become effective on 4 September. ”I am delighted to welcome Anne DIDIER to our Programming department. Anne has the full skillset needed to deliver in her new role," Fabrice Bailly, TF1 group Head of Programmes and Acquisitions said.
Under her new role, Didier will be tasked with developing and implementing French drama policy, which forms part of our broader editorial strategy focused on family-friendly event TV franchises and series. Reporting to Fabrice BAILLY, TF1 group Head of Programmes and Acquisitions, Didier will succeed Anne Viau, who confirmed her departure from the Group. "Her experience and her perfect understanding of the creative ecosystem stand her in good stead. Anne can rely on the support of a talented team of colleagues. I wish her every success in her new role," Bailly said.
TF1 group is also counting on Didier to help promote new heroines and heroes that reflect society, alongside movies and series with strong casts, as the company looks to strengthen its daily soap offer, and appeal to audiences of all ages.
"I would like to thank Anne VIAU warmly for her artistic contribution over the last five years at the helm of the Drama department," Bailly said. "Anne was behind some phenomenal successes including Balthazar, HPI and Les Combattantes. She also brought our second daily soap to the screen and championed the development of successful social-issue dramas such as Champion, Toulouse Lautrec and Les Randonneuses. I wish her every success in her future projects.”
I am delighted to welcome Anne DIDIER to our Programming department. Anne has the full skillset needed to deliver in her new role.” Fabrice Bailly Head of Programmes and Acquisitions, TF1 group