Denis Olivennes, President and CEO of Lagardère Active, has announced the renaming of its subsidiary, Lagardère Entertainment – the audiovisual content specialist and leading film and TV production group in France, headed by Takis Candilis.
As of today, Lagardère Entertainment becomes Lagardère Studios.
The name change is part of the gathering momentum a round the company, which has led it to restructure into four divisions (France TV production, International TV production, Format distribution/acquisition and Corporate/Digital), to further its growth internationally.
This change of identity is another step in the international growth strategy of Lagardère Studios, which aims to become a major player in European audiovisual content production.
For Takis Candilis, President of Lagardère Studios: “This change of identity complements our recent reorganisation into four divisions. The Lagardère Studios strategy is to continue its expansion drive, consolidating and extending its leading position in France and developing it in Europe.”
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About Lagardère Active:
Lagardère Active is one of Lagardère SCA's four corporate branches, together with Lagardère Publishing (Books and e-Books), Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Luxury and Foodservice) and Lagardère Sports and Entertainment.
Lagardère Active has leading positions in the businesses it operates, including magazine publishing, audiovisual (radio, TV and TV production), digital (websites, mobile and tablet applications), advertising and non media brand extension & licensing, France and International (Lagardère Active Enterprises).
About Lagardère Studios:
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Studios (a Lagardère Active company) manages all of the Lagardère group's film and television production. Lagardère Studios is France's leading film and television producer (fiction, entertainment programming) with Ango, Aubes, DEMD, De Père en Fils, GMT, Image & Compagnie, Kelija, Merlin, idFiction, for productions in French; Atlantique Productions for international productions; Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions, Electron Libre, Réservoir Prod , Telmondis Productions, Léo Vision, Add-On Factory and Tempora.prod for non-scripted programming; and Lagardère Entertainment Rights, Telmondis Distribution, Diffa and les Editions Musicales François 1er for rights and distribution. Lagardère Studios is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content. Its leading programs include, Josephine Guardian Angel, C Dans l'Air, Nos Chers Voisins, Mafiosa, Borgia, Jo, Clem, Céline Dion le grand show, Pep's, Toute une histoire, Du côté de chez Dave, Caïn, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, the Concert for the Tolerance, C Politique, Recherche appartement ou maison, Trepalium, Foster Family, the Concert of Paris, Las Vegas Academy, In ze boite, Maison à vendre and the series The Transporter.