Biarritz Bounty: Highlights at 2015’s Rendez-Vous

Zodiak, TF1 Intl., Lagardere, Federation Ent, Film & Picture among drama sales companies in Biarritz



 “Call My Agent”

Production: Mon Voisin Productions, Mother Production

Sales: TF1 Intl.

Talent agent comedy, written by agent Dominique Besnehard; Cédric Klapisch (“Chinese Puzzle”) directs.


Production: Barjac Production, Be Films, RTBF

Sales: Newen

France’s first successful hospital drama, aired June-July on France 2, with 15%+ market share.

“No Second Chance”

Production: VAB

Sales: TF1 Intl.

Mother searches for kidnapped daughter. Penned by American thriller writer Harlan Coben (“The Five”).


Production: Kelija

Sales: Lagardere Ent. Rights

At end of this 21st century sci-fi thriller, a security wall separates Actives from the Jobless.

“The Bureau”

Production: TOP — The Oligarchs Productions

Sales: Federation Ent.

Spy thriller written and directed by Eric Rochant (“Mobius”), starring Mathieu Kassovitz (“Haywire”).

“The Churchmen” (season three)

Production: Zadig Productions

Sales: Film and Picture

Drama of life in a French seminary.

“The Disappearance”

Production: Quad Television

Sales: Zodiak Rights

Father seeks missing teenage daughter.

“The Returned,” (season two)

Production: Haut et Court TV

Sales: Zodiak Rights

Zombie thriller. Winner of 2013 Intl. Emmy for drama series; bows on Canal Plus this fall.

“Vanished by the Lake”

Production: Elephant Story, AT-Production

Sales: TF1 Intl.

Another missing teenage girl mystery.


Production: Zodiak Fiction, Capa Drama

Sales: Zodiak Rights

Sun King Louis XIV builds world’s most famous palace. The $30 million English-language show is one of France’s most costly productions.



“36,000 Years Later”

Production: Folimage, Arte Creative, Region Rhone-Alpes

Sales: Folimage

15 shorts inspired by Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave paintings.

“Bobby and Bill”

Production/Sales: Mediatoon

Adventures of pre-school kid, his dog and skateboarding turtle.


Production/Sales: Gaumont Animation

Adventures of black, baby chick, based on classic kids series.

“Ernest & Celestine”

Production/Sales: Dandaloo

Bear and mouse become best friends.


Production: OuiDO Productions

Sales: PGS

Preschool toon series about dream guardians.

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