Paris, September 14, 2022
For Immediate release
With a record volume of productions forecast over the coming months and in order to manage the challenges of its incredibly fast expansion, both in France and worldwide, Federation (headed by Pascal Breton and co-directed by Lionel Uzan) is announcing actions to further strengthen its finance team, as well as a strategic addition to its staff in the form of Julie Gualino Daly, who will be working as Group Chief Financial Officer.
Julie Gualino Daly will continue building the Group’s Finance function. Working very closely with Benoit Lacombe, the group’s C.O.O, she will actively participate in its financing strategy, and will supervise the M&A aspect of its business in order to promote further growth.
Before joining Federation, Julie worked for 4 years for the Solocal Group as Director of Finance & Treasury, Purchasing & Real Estate, Investor Relations. After graduating from EM Lyon Business School, she started her career as an auditor, then went on to develop solid expertise in financing and acquisitions in leading investment banks (BNP Paribas from 2005 to 2012, then “High Yield” with Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, from 2012 to 2018)
Reporting to Pascal Breton, Julie Gualino Daly will also manage the group’s financial management with the help of all our Finance, Accounting & Treasury departments. In addition, these areas will also be welcoming new team members: Jessica Role (ex-Banijay) is joining Federation as its Multi-Perimeter Financial Director, working in particular with some of Federation’s branches in the US and Europe. Mathieu Lapasset (formerly with Danone) is coming on board as Group Treasurer. Marlène Laussinotte (ex- Allianz) is joining the group as Director of Consolidation.
This expansion on the administrative front supports the significant growth recently enjoyed by the group’s creative teams (almost 30% in the last few months alone).
Concurrently, Federation Entertainment will be renamed Federation Studios, to better “federate” its various fields of activity and businesses. Its logo will also be upgraded to better reflect the power and scope of the group. It will be red, denoting “boldness!”
These announcements also coincide with Ecran Total’s ranking of France’s top fiction producers (based on broadcast volume), which put Federation Studios France in 1st place for the second year running, and Empreinte Digitale in 2nd place, with Federation Studios coming 2nd in the overall Groups ranking.
Federation will be prominent at Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle 2022 taking place September 13 to 18, which awards each year the best of French creation.The group is present with no less than 5 screenings scheduled, in the presence of the crews: One of us (French title: Lycée Toulouse Lautrec) in official competition (produced by Fanny Riedberger, Habanita Federation label); Notre-Dame, la Part du Feu, a Netflix event screening (produced by Julien Madon and Aimée Buidine, Cheyenne Federation); Deadly Tropics Season 3 (produced by Thierry Sorel, Federation) and Caméra Café – 20 ans déjà, as a special screening (produced by Marc Stanimirovic, Calt Production); Hate to Love You, in the European competition (produced by Shelter, distributed by Federation).
As a reminder, having recently announced the acquisition of the British production company Vertigo Films (Britannia, Bulletproof, Monsters), a few months after the equally prestigious purchases of groups Robin & Co and Bonne Pioche, in France, Federation Studios, now boasts some 250 staff, in Paris, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Cologne, Tel Aviv and Brussels, across 25 production companies (not including subsidiaries Robin & Co, Bonne Pioche and Vertigo Films).
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About Federation Studios:
Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace.
Previously Federation Entertainment, Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.
Only eight years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and Tel-Aviv boasts 230 full time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), the premium live action hit for tweens Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video) and Nadia (Canal+), to name a few.