FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT and ANTON Enter Strategic Partnership

The deal reinforces Federation Entertainment’s capacity

to invest in high-end scripted content


Paris, London – 14th May 2018



ANTON and FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT enter a new partnership to boost their production and distribution capacity.

Under this partnership, ANTON will extend the development of FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT by supporting investments in distribution as well as production.

On the distribution side, ANTON will co-fund FEDERATION’s acquisitions, in fiction and in animation, for international or French series – either shot in English, French or in other languages.

On the production side, ANTON will strengthen FEDERATION’s production capacity, by having the option to co-finance its productions.

Since its launch five years ago, FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT has worked with the best worldwide talents and partners on the scene today, to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.

European film and TV financing and coproduction group ANTON is one of the leading players on the European market, having co-financed more than 200 films to date. The company has announced last year a landmark slate deal with BBC Studios to co-finance all BBC’s high-end British drama for a multi-year period.


Press contact Federation Entertainment:

Valérie Tailland

+ 33 (0)6 82 57 06 09  / valerie.tailland@fedent.com

Press contact Anton:

Mark Brennan / mbrennan@antoncorp.com


Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and marketing is at the service of premium original contents specifically designed for global marketplace. Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and by the founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team by the end of 2016 as head of Drama.


Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : Le Bureau des Légendes (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – The Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+ Création Originale), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; The break  (20 X 52’, produced by Helicotronc and RTBF) ; Bordertown (21 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Unit 42 (20 X 52’, a procedural series coproduced by Left Field Ventures and RTBF, successfully broadcast by France 2 in January 2018) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK) ; and Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT which was selected by Canneséries Festival as part of its Official Selection).


Additionally, Federation has a number of high profile series in development for both U.S. and international audiences.



Founded by Sebastien Raybaud in 2011, Anton debuted its pioneering co-financing model by partnering with Studiocanal for a whopping €150M ($163.5M) deal that has included international productions such as the Paddington franchise, Shaun the Sheep or Non Stop.


Since then, Anton has been building capital and forging additional key relationships in Europe and internationally with producers and distributors.


More recently, Anton has announced a key partnership with BBC Studios to co-finance a slate of high-end British drama TV series including McMafia (co-production between BBC-One and AMC) and a new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.