Anonymous Content & Federation Form JV


Anonymous Content and Federation Entertainment have come together on a new joint venture: Anonymous/Federation, which will focus on developing and producing premium television and film for French and global audiences.

Based in France, Anonymous/Federation is kicking off the venture immediately with The Abduction of Yossele Schumacher, a suspense-filled limited series based on a true story.  It is created by Moshe Zonder and Eran Riklis and will be in English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew.

The series is a co-production between Anonymous Content, Federation, United King Films, Topia Communications and Eran Riklis Productions. It is based on true story from the early ’60s, in which the abduction of an 8-year-old Jewish boy by his ultra-Orthodox grandfather leads three women to clash over his fate and faith, and to a fierce conflict between the Israeli Mossad and the impenetrable global web of the Orthodox community.

“Federation’s impeccable reputation, deep roots in the European marketplace and exquisite taste make us incredibly excited to partner with them in France,” said Anonymous Content CEO Dawn Olmstead. “Anonymous/Federation will allow us to expand our diverse storytelling and content creation while creating more global opportunities for the talent we represent. We are thrilled to kickstart this partnership with a riveting series that examines the intersection of family and faith.”

Pascal Breton, president of Federation Entertainment, added, “We at Federation are immensely proud of our new joint company with Anonymous Content focusing on creating major French series with international appeal, created by top French filmmakers and showrunners. We’re also excited to increase our capacity to finance and produce major English-language European series with budgets comparable to major U.S. series. As we’ve seen in the past, the future belongs to creators, and we hope to see the highly talented showrunners and directors represented by Anonymous Content come to France and Europe to film their shows, and conversely that many of the French and European talent associated with Federation will want to share their projects with the extraordinary creative talents of the Anonymous Content teams.”

“I am very excited to be a part of this new chapter in my long relation with Anonymous Content with my partners at Federation,’’ commented Patrick Wachsberger, president of Picture Perfect Federation.

Anonymous/Federation will be overseen by Olmstead and David Levine on behalf of Anonymous Content and by Breton, Lionel Uzan and Wachsberger on behalf of Federation. The managing director of the newly created company will be announced soon.