Fabrice de la Patellière, the long-time head of fiction at French pay-TV big Canal+, is partnering with Canal+ Group subsidiary Studiocanal to create his personal manufacturing firm 2e Bureau.
The brand new outfit, which started its operations in Might 2022, will produce premium collection and mini-series for channels and platforms for the French and worldwide media panorama.
Within the function of Canal+ head of fiction from 2002, de la Patellière drove the community’s push into high-end drama and the creation of its Création Originale label.
He was concerned in a raft of hit reveals together with The Bureau, Spiral, Hippocrate, Baron Noir, Braquo, The Returned, Mafiosa, Guyana, Platane and Kaboul Kitchen.
He’s additionally developed worldwide co-productions equivalent to Carlos, Borgia, Versailles, The Younger Pope, ZeroZeroZero and Conflict of the Worlds.
“I’m very grateful to Studiocanal for making this dream potential. Becoming a member of the studio is each an extension of my work in “Création Originale” and a brand new starting,” de la Patellère mentioned.
“It’s a chance for me to work slightly nearer with the writers and administrators, to proceed exploring with them the extraordinary type of narrative you get with collection. In an ultra-competitive atmosphere the place the general public is ever extra demanding, the power of the proposal in addition to the standard of the writing and manufacturing stay figuring out elements.”
The 2e Bureau slate will give attention to high-concept collection that mix escapism and realism, offering an unique tackle main themes that have an effect on our world right this moment, in addition to style collection carried by their creator’s imaginative and prescient.
Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Fabrice de la Patellière to Studiocanal. His expertise, professionalism and know-how are recognised by everybody throughout the Canal+ Group and past, in France and overseas.”