Paris, September 8th, 2023
For immediate release
Federation Studios is pleased to announce that Anne Viau (former Head of Drama at TF1) joins Federation as producer, through her newly created production company, Quelle Aventure!
Quelle Aventure! will produce and develop premium fiction programming for local French and global marketplace.
Anne Viau, Producer and Managing Director of Quelle Aventure! said: ‘’Following a career in screenwriting and broadcasting, this alliance and launch of the company marks a new chapter of my professional life. I am delighted to partner with Federation as I have long admired the group’s dynamism, creativity and ambition. This venture also allows me to return to my first love, which is writing and which is central to my new role as a producer, alongside attracting key talent and sourcing great stories. Quelle aventure!’s main goal is to create popular, compelling, high-quality fiction, for traditional broadcasters as well as platforms’’.
Pascal Breton, President, Federation Studios said: ‘’Anne has already had two successful professional lives: first as a screenwriter, then as TF1's Head of Drama. Along with the Federation teams, we're eager to help Anne succeed in her third life as a producer, at a time when the need for fiction has reached unprecedented levels with French broadcasters.’’.
After completing her studies at La FEMIS (the prestigious Parisian film school), Anne Viau worked as a television screenwriter, on many hit French series for CANAL+, France Télévisions, TF1… In 2011, she joined TF1 as Artistic Advisor and in 2018, she was appointed Head of Drama). Her responsibilities involved promoting the broadcaster’s premium prime-time offerings with flagship event series such as The Bonfire of Destinyor Women at War, launching new recurring series HPI, Balthazar, One of Us and successfully introducing two daily series, Tommorow is Ours and Ici Tout Commence.
The Federation Studios and Quelle Aventure! partnership will be effective as of October 1st 2023.