Federation further expands operations with the appointment of Géraldine Gendre as Producer.
Géraldine Gendre started her career working for the French broadcasting group M6, where she headed the film division Cinema M6 Films. She launched French and international huge box-office hits like action film Taken, spy comedy film OSS 117, Little White lies (Jean Dujardin, Marion Cottillard)and On the Other Side of the Tracks, starring Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte.
In 2012, Geraldine Gendre joined StudioCanal. She was appointed Head of Production for French content, as well as Head of Distribution two years later covering film, video, VOD and SVOD releases. Under her leadership, StudioCanal became France’s leading film distributor with 16M annual cinema admissions, thanks to successful feature films like Paddington 2, Sahara, Alibi.com, Epouse-Moi mon pote, Paddington 2, Skip School. In the meantime, she helped developing and producing films like Mia and the white lion and Sink of Swim (out of competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival).
In 2019, she decided to expand her expertise to TV production and joined Newen Group as DG of Telfrance Series. As such, she was in charge of hit daily show Plus Belle la vie (3M viewers each night on French public channel France 3) as well as its primetime specials.
As a producer, Géraldine Gendre, primary role at Federation will be to help the group develop in every aspect of the cinematographic field (platforms & cinemas) as well as in its diversity of genres and talents.
Geraldine will also contribute to the rapid growth of Federation, by following up on current productions, and eventually lunching her own original creations.
Lionel Uzan, DG Federation: “Géraldine’s career has been an interesting journey and we all appreciate her bright personality. We couldn’t be happier to welcome her at Federation. Her expertise will provide a compelling force to Federation strategy to expand in the film and series field.”
This new appointment comes in the wake of the fast development of Federation that now boasts over 210 employees, a number that grew recently with the integration of Robin&Co and Bonne Pioche into Federation group.
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.
Federation Entertainment 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, Brussels and Tel-Aviv boasts 210 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.
Contacts presse Federation :
Valérie Tailland +33 (0)6 82 57 06 09 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Torosjan +33 (0)6 19 47 68 35 / email@example.com