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Leading French television producer Lagardère Entertainment to sell animation production activity


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Paris, October 7, 2013

In a desire to focus on the development of its fiction and unscripted programming, Lagardère Entertainment has decided to sell its animation production company Genao Productions to its two directors, Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog.
Since 2008, Genao Productions, which will remain a Lagardère Entertainment company, has developed and produced 9 series, whose rights it will continue to retain.
Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog will pursue the animation business within their own company, OuiDO Productions, producing namely adaptions of renowned national and international properties:

  • Alvinnnn ! & les Chipmunks” (52 x 13) for M6, in coproduction with Bagdasarian Productions.
  • Sonic Boom” (52 x 13) for Gulli, Canal J and CN (U.S.A) in coproduction with SEGA.
  • Mini Loup“, season 2 (52 x 7) for France Télévision.

OuiDO Productions will also develop an adaptation of the comic strip published by Delcourt Publishing Company, “Les Légendaires” (26 x 22), with TF1, and will continue its policy of aquiring audivisual adaptation rights to licenses and original properties.

Lagardère Entertainment Rights will continue distributing the series produced by Genao Productions (Linus et Boom, Scary Larry, Fish N’ Chips, Mini-Loup) and, notably, Sonic Boom.

Media Contact:

Virginie Lafleur - + 33 (0)1 40 74 78 02 -

About Lagardère Entertainment :
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment (Lagardère Active company) manages all of the Lagardère group's film and television production. Lagardère Entertainment is France's leading film and television producer (fiction, entertainment programming, animation) with GMT, DEMD, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes, and Ango for productions in French; Atlantique and Genao Productions for international productions; Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions, Electron Libre, Telmondis Productions, Léo Vision, Add-On Factory and for non-scripted programming; and Lagardère Entertainment Rights, Telmondis Distribution, and les Editions Musicales François 1er for rights and distribution. Lagardère Entertainment is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content. Its leading programs include Julie Lescaut, Joséphine Ange Gardien, C dans l'air, Nos Chers Voisins, Pep's, Mafiosa, Borgia, Jo, Clem, Simplement pour un soir, Céline Dion-Le grand show, le Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo, PolitiqueS, le Concert pour la Tolérance, C politique, Flics, Famille d'accueil, Fish'n Chips, le Concert de Paris, l'Ile des Vérités, In Ze boite, Boulevard du Palais, Caïn ou encore Transporteur, la série.

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