Pascal Breton
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France
2019

Federation Entertainment

Pascal
Breton

Founder / CEO

Federation, the relatively new Paris-based production and distribution firm behind the Canal Plus spy show “The Bureau,” has recently stepped into the U.S. market, with nearly a dozen English-language projects planned, including “Ibiza,” a thriller created by Ryan Engle and Jaume Collet Serra, and “The Banker’s Wife,” the series adaptation of Cristina Alger’s book. Earlier this year, Breton partnered with the former co-chairman of Lionsgate, Patrick Wachsberger, to launch Picture Perfect Federation, an L.A.-based company dedicated to the development and production of premium TV series for the States, as well as globally sold co-productions. The banner is kicking off with the production of Christian Jacq’s “Ramses,” an epic saga of the formidable Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, and “Sisi,” a period series about Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

Career

  • Zodiak Media Group (DEFUNCT)
  • Marathon Media Group (DEFUNCT)
  • Federation Entertainment

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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‘Marseille’s’ Pascal Breton on ‘Bordertown,’ Nordic Noir, Big Euro Co-pros and Crucial Change in Intl. TV (EXCLUSIVE)

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If you don’t know who Pascal Breton is, you’re probably not in the international TV business. Founding Marathon in 1990, Breton produced some of the epoch-making French skeins of the period, such as “St. Tropez” and “Babar,” before Marathon was bought by De Agostini, then folded into Zodiak. Marathon dramas, then those at Zodiak, were very often among France’s most international and groundbreaking series. In 2013, Breton ankled to launch Federation Entertainment, first news of which was its production of Gerard...

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