Sébastien Pavard, previously executive producer at Ango Productions, will now devote himself exclusively to DEMD Productions as managing director.
His appointment is effective as of 18 November.
Takis Candilis, Chairman of Lagardère Entertainment, commented as follows: “I have decided to hand over the reins of DEMD Productions to Sébastien Pavard, a dynamic, creative young entrepreneur. The talent he demonstrated as artistic adviser, programme consultant and producer at TF1 and M6 has served him well on a number of successful projects. He recently distinguished himself, alongside Alban Etienne, assisting Ango Productions with the production of such key hits as Nos Chers Voisins and Pep’s (TF1). I trust him implicitly to develop the company I have entrusted to his direction today.”
About Sébastien Pavard:
After serving as artistic adviser for drama and comedy at TF1, Sébastien Pavard, who has a Masters degree in Business Law and a DESS in Audiovisual Communication, joined Lagardère Entertainment as an executive producer working with Alban Etienne at Ango Productions.
Previously in productions administration at M6 Films, he worked for seven years as a programme consultant for prime-access and prime-time fictional programming before being promoted to producer at M6 Studio.
About Lagardère Entertainment
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment (a Lagardère Active company) handles all of the Lagardère group's audiovisual production activities. Today, Lagardère Entertainment is a major player in the production and management of artistic content for television and France's largest producer of TV drama and comedy programmes, unscripted programming and animated shows. Its production units include GMT, DEMD, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes and Ango et Kelija for French drama and comedy programmes; Atlantique Productions and Genao Productions for international productions; Tempora.prod/Léo Vision, Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions/Add-On Factory, Angel, Electron Libre and Telmondis Productions for unscripted programming; and Lagardère Entertainment Rights, Telmondis Distribution and Editions Musicales François 1er for distribution and rights. Its flagship programmes include Julie Lescaut, Joséphine Ange Gardien, C dans l'air, Nos Chers Voisins, Mafiosa, Borgia, Jo, Clem, Céline Dion le grand show, Pep's, Les chansons d'abord, Caïn, the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, PolitiqueS, The Concert for Tolerance, C politique, Flics, Famille d'accueil, the Paris Concert, l'Ile des Vérités, In Ze boite and Transporter: The Series.