Screenline Productions Teams with Matthieu Rumani & Nicolas Slomka


Banijay France’s Screenline Productions has entered a creative partnership with writers Matthieu Rumani and Nicolas Slomka.

Rumani and Slomka most recently created Trash (w.t.), a miniseries co-produced by Screenline Productions that is inspired by the real-life events of Loft Story, the French adaptation of Big Brother. Their new partnership will give the company the rights to any future projects and developments from the duo, who will also co-produce through their own company, Vodka & Caramel.

Slomka and Rumani began their careers as advertising directors before going on to co-write two seasons of Netflix’s Family Business for Igor Gotesman. They then created Trash, a co-production with Screenline Productions, 27Tribe and Babylone Hills, and co-wrote Les Barbares for Julie Delpy. They are also directing their first feature film, Camembert, which will be produced by Jerico.

“When I first came across the project, led by two young talented writers, I was immediately intrigued to delve into their take on the behind-the-scenes of Loft Story,” said Alexia Laroche-Joubert, CEO of Banijay France. “Their investigative work and deep understanding of reality TV and its social phenomenon convinced me to be part of bringing this project to life. With Trash (w.t.) coming soon to Prime Video, our collaboration with Nicolas and Matthieu has only reaffirmed their talent, ability to play with different narrative genres and adaptability to platform demands. This unique partnership marks a significant step for Screenline as we continue to expand our footprint within the scripted space.”

“When we created the character of Isabelle for Trash (w.t.), inspired by Alexia Laroche-Joubert, we imagined a passionate reality TV producer who will stop at nothing to defend her convictions,” Rumani and Slomka said. “Meeting Alexia exceeded our expectations, as she proved to be an exceptional scripted producer. This partnership with Screenline aligns perfectly with our ambition to develop unique stories that resonate with today’s world. We believe that their boldness and expertise, paired with Banijay Entertainment’s extensive reach and distribution capabilities, will help us bring our projects to the screen.”