Takis Candilis Returns to Banijay


Takis Candilis is returning to Banijay to help the company scale up its co-production and new IP opportunities in the scripted space, focusing on southern Europe.

Candilis was previously head of scripted at Banijay. He left the company in 2018 to join France Télévisions. In his new role at Banijay as advisor, he will focus on identifying and bringing in co-production ventures and high-end scripted projects in southern Europe.

Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti said, “While unscripted continues to be at the core of Banijay, we have undoubtedly amplified our scripted efforts through the latest acquisition. Teaming our increased ambition in the drama space with the ample opportunity in the market, we are sure, with Takis, we can further grow our international pipeline and strategically drive up southern European owned-IP for our catalog.”

Candilis added, “What a difference two years makes… Banijay was always an inspiring, ambitious and ultimately creative business, but over the past few months, it has rapidly expanded and become a leading player in the scripted space. It’s a great time to be returning as the group continues to innovate and I look forward to working with the team to identify original premium IP projects and collaboration opportunities across southern Europe.”