Cinéfrance Studios, Federation Entertainment and Don’t Be Shy to co-produce LA RECHERCHE

Cinéfrance Studios, Federation Entertainment and Don’t Be Shy

to co-produce LA RECHERCHE

An adaptation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece

by acclaimed French actor and director Guillaume Gallienne


Paris – Lille / Series Mania, March 26, 2019

For immediate release


Cinéfrance Studios, Federation Entertainment and Don’t Be Shy announce the production of LA RECHERCHE, a series adapted from the work of Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time.

Marcel Proust’s monumental novel In Search of Lost Time is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. The seven volume work follows the narrator’s recollections of childhood and experiences into adulthood, during late 19th century to early 20th century aristocratic France, while reflecting on the loss of time and lack of meaning to the world.

Acclaimed French actor and director Guillaume Gallienne (multi-warded for his amazing work on both sides of the camera for Me, Myself and Mum, a huge success in France) will create, direct and coproduce the series. His encounter with Proust promises to stand out as one of France’s most exciting TV projects of the past few years.


He will work with a talented team of writers from the world of drama and literature.

Federation Entertainment (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan) and Cinéfrance Studios (Julien Deris, David Gauquié) will handle executive production of the series. Three seasons of 8 X 52 minutes are planned.

Guillaume Gallienne: “Should we live every minute as if it were the first or last of our life.

Is beauty what we live, or the stories our memories create? Give me 24 hours and I’ll give you an answer. Not mine, but that of Marcel Proust, in the most beautiful saga ever written ‘Remembrance of things past’.

As much as to lift Proust’ work out of it’s personal museum as to make it my own, I have chosen to set ‘Remembrance’ in the 1970’s-90’s. This was a period where time was not accelerated. Telephones were still attached to cords, aristocrats still had servants and my grandmother was still alive. These years were our yesterdays, and if for some they were considered as Post-war, for us they were already our Pre-war’’.

David Gauquié & Julien Deris, Cinéfrance Studios: ”We are delighted to accompany Guillaume Gallienne in this encounter with such a literary masterpiece. Guillaume’s talent precedes him and will serve him well in this exciting undertaking”.

Pascal Breton, Federation Entertainment : ‘’Few projects demonstrate ambition—not to mention audacity—quite like Galienne’s Proust! His flair for creative adventure is essential for renewing the genre in France, and Guillaume is clearly one of our most talented writers.’’

The series will be distributed internationally by Federation Entertainment.


Press Contact Federation Entertainment : Valérie Tailland

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About Federation Entertainment :

Based in Paris, Los Angeles and now Rome, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as a top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and marketing is at the service of premium original content specifically designed for the global marketplace.

Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team in 2016 followed by Benoit Lacombe in 2017 as COO. Ashley Stern heads the LA office.

Federation is now expanding into non-scripted content, teaming up with WeMake. Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani (former COO of Shine France), WeMake focuses on the creation and production of original, unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres.

Patrick Wachsberger (ex co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Pictures) and Federation have recently joined forces to create Picture Perfect Federation, a joint venture dedicated to premium television content for both US and international markets.

Federation’s prestigious portfolio includes The Bureau (40 X 52’, TOP – The Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ;  Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ;  Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT) ;  The Twelve (10×52′), a fascinating psychological thriller produced by Eyeworks,  in competition at Canneseries 2019 ; Torn, a romantic 6 X 52’ thriller in competition at Series Mania 2019… as well as Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′) the premium live action hit for tweens coproduced by ZDF and Paris Opera dance school, and the animated series Ollie & Moon (104 X 11′) and Squish (52 X 13′), on the kids side.