Pierre Branco to Succeed Romain Bessi at Newen Studios


Pierre Branco, former country manager of Warner Bros. Discovery for France, Benelux and Africa, is joining Newen Studios.

Branco will take up the post in April. Rodolphe Belmer, the chairman and CEO of TF1 group, will be appointed chairman of Newen Studios. Over the next few months, Branco and Belmer will work together to support ongoing developments. Romain Bessi is exiting the company.

Belmer said: “I would like to extend my warmest thanks to Romain Bessi for building a studio of European standing in a particularly tough competitive environment. The proliferation of content providers, the rise of streaming, and competition between global players are creating new opportunities for exacting and innovative production and distribution companies. So I am delighted to welcome Pierre Branco to lead a new phase in the development of Newen. During a brilliant career at one of the leading U.S. studios, Pierre has acquired unrivaled knowledge of the global content, broadcasting, production and distribution market. That experience, coupled with his business acumen and strategic capabilities, mean that Pierre is ideally prepared to meet Newen challenges, with the support of talented colleagues in France and internationally.”