Federation Entertainment is distributing TORN, a 6 X 52’ thriller produced by Elephant for France 3 Starring Julie Gayet, Bruno Debrandt and Thomas Jouannet

This mini-series is in competition at Series Mania

on March 25 in the presence of cast and crew


Paris, March 22, 2019

For immediate publication

Federation Entertainment has acquired the international rights of TORN, a 6 X 52’ psychological thriller directed by Lionel Bailliu and produced by Elephant for France 3.

TORN (original title Soupçons) is part of the Official Selection at Series Mania Festival 2019, held in the French city of Lille. The first two episodes of the series will be screened as part of the French Competition on Monday, March 25. Cast and crew members will be present.

TORN is the first Elephant series to be distributed by Federation following a strategic agreement announced by both corporations in the fall of 2018.

The mini-series is produced by Gaëlle Cholet and Guillaume Renouil and co-produced by Elephant and AT-Productions, with the participation of France Televisions. It was directed by Lionel Bailliu, it’s co-creator, along with Yann Le Gal. Julie Gayet, Bruno Debrandt, Thomas Jouannet and Marie Dompnier are the leading actors.

Victoire Delorme (Julie Gayet) is an elementary school teacher. She has just moved to a small village in south-eastern France with her husband (Thomas Jouannet) and their two children. Soon after their arrival, an attractive man of about forty calls out to her at the school gates: “Victoire?!” The man in question is Florent Malléval (Bruno Debrandt), Victoire’s first love from many years ago.

Victoire and Florent are both married with children now but are still irresistibly attracted to each other, unable to overcome a passion that never died. Before long, the situation becomes unmanageable. Then, just when they both decide to leave their respective spouses, Florent’s wife suddenly disappears.


Federation has acquired international rights to the series, which will be aired on France 3 and RTBF in 2019.


Press Contact:

Federation: Valérie Tailland

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


Elephant: Anoush Morel

+33 (0) 6 99 82 59 42 – a.morel@elephant-groupe.com



About Federation Entertainment :

Based in Paris, Los Angeles and now Roma, 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 in 2016 followed by Benoit Lacombe in 2017 as COO. Ashley Stern heads the LA office.

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

Patrick Wachsberger (ex co-chairman of Lions Gate Motion Picture) 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.