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FME plans to pump up its drama offering

Production company hires Drouaire to lead the push

FremantleMedia Enterprises is beefing up its efforts to finance and package European drama for the global market.

It has hired Nathalie Drouaire, former head of acquisitions at Gallic pay TV giant Canal Plus, as a consultant leading the development of an English-language drama slate with international co-financing. She joins FME immediately.

Drouaire, who will be based in France, will report to London-based FME global CEO, David Ellender.

She will work alongside FME’s London and Los Angeles acquisitions and development teams and liase with U.K., European and U.S. third party producers and broadcasters.

Drouaire, an acquisitions maven at Gallic broadcaster M6 before joining Canal Plus, will also source new opportunities within her network of industry contacts, especially European partners.

Additionally she will drive co-financing and co-production opportunities from FME’s slate.

Ellender said: “Broadcasters are increasingly challenged in terms of fully-funded, primetime drama and have to be more and more imaginative about funding models.

“Nathalie’s expertise in development, acquisitions, co-production structuring, as well as running her own production and distribution company, are immensely valuable as FME continues to increase its global drama portfolio.”

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