In 2018, Michael Gentile and Lauraine Heftler joined forces and formed The Film TV to produce films and television series for broadcast channels and new players of the broadcasting sector.
The Film TV follows the same editorial policy as Michael Gentile’s The Film, which has produced established writer-directors (Julie Delpy, Julien Rappeneau), international filmmakers (Elia Suleiman, Atiq Rahimi) and numerous first films (Nicolas Saada’s Spy(ies), Frédéric Beigbeder’s Love Lasts Three Years, Julien Rappeneau’s Rosalie Blum) over the last 15 years.
The Film TV’s first production, Raining cats and dogs!, directed by Edouard Deluc, received an award for Best Television Film at the Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle (French TV fiction festival) in 2019 and was successfully broadcast on Arte. Since then, the company has produced Julie Delpy’s first series (12 x 26’), On the verge, a Canal+ and Netflix co-production entirely shot in English in Los-Angeles, as well as a comedy series on the world of stand-up comedy created by Agnès Hurstel and directed by Fanny Sidney, Jeune & Golri (8 x 26’), for OCS. The Film TV also co-produces the fantasy series Visions (6 x 52’) with Hanoï Productions for TF1, which is currently in production. It is currently developing a dramedy series on young women’s sexuality in Morocco for OCS, Casa Girls (10 x 26′) by director Laila Marrakchi, which was featured in the special selection of Series Mania festival’s Co-Pro pitching sessions in 2020.
CEO / Producer
COO / Producer
Elsa Huisman / Benjamin Giniez
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