Mipcom: Newen Distribution Acquires Kim Chapiron’s ‘Guyane’

Paris-based Newen Distribution has inked a pact with Mascaret Films, the French TV and movie production company whose credits include “Skirt Day” and “Mister Bob.”

As part of the agreement Newen will rep international sales on Mascaret Films will handle the international distribution of the shingle’s programs, starting with “Guyane,” an 8 one-hour episodes drama series co-developped and co-produced by Canal Plus’ Original Creation division.

“Guyane” is penned by Fabien Nury, who has notably directed “Once upon a time in France,””Tyler Cross.” It will premiere on Canal Plus in late 2016.

Chapiron is an up-and-coming French director who won an award at Tribeca for “Dog Pound” in 2010 and helmed “La creme de la creme” in 2014.

An ambitious drama series, “Guyane” turns on Vincent, a 20-year-old geology student who goes to French Guiana to do an internship in a gold mining company and joins forces with the local “gold lord” to explore an abandoned mine.

Mascaret Films is topped by Bénédicte Lesage and Ariel Askenazi.

Newen Distribution is owned by Newen, Fabrice Larue’s media company which owns Telfrance and Capa Drama, the shingle behind “Versailles” and “Braquo.”

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