Paramount Television & Federation Tie Up in First-Look Pact


HOLLYWOOD: Paramount Television and Federation Entertainment have entered into a first-look partnership that covers co-production and co-distribution rights.

The agreement will see the two companies jointly create original content, with Paramount Television and Federation Entertainment co-producing and co-distributing worldwide. Part of the pact will also see Paramount Television create series based off of Federation’s international formats for American audiences.

“Through this collaboration, we are able to build upon Federation’s compelling and proven international content to create series targeted for audiences in the U.S.,” said Amy Powell, the president of Paramount. “We are excited to work with Federation to bring culturally relevant projects worldwide.”

“We’re very excited to rev up our international development and production in partnership with Paramount Television, with a focus to collaborate with the best talents on formats worldwide,” added Pascal Breton, the president of Federation Entertainment. “Not only for the chance to co-create outstanding American series, but also to build upon our wide distribution network in the global market through a true partnership of shared vision.”

Federation currently has 12 series in production, including the second season of Marseille for Netflix and a third season of Canal+’s The Bureau. Paramount Television, meanwhile, is behind such series as the espionage drama Berlin Station and Shooter, starring Ryan Philippe.