Banijay France to Launch Fund with La Fabrique des Formats


Banijay France has partnered with La Fabrique des Formats to launch Fonds La Fabrique—Banijay to support French format creation.

Fonds La Fabrique—Banijay will offer talent the opportunity to have their work produced in France and worldwide. It will be administered by La Fabrique des Formats, with the chosen creatives having access to Banijay’s 120 production companies, 23-territory footprint and distribution arm, Banijay Rights.

A selection committee of industry experts will identify the best unscripted and scripted projects. The fund will invest in a range of areas to support the chosen formats, including writing assistance, the production of a trailer or even bringing the concept to life with a pilot.

François de Brugada, CEO of Banijay France, said: “This partnership further fosters our regional know-how, and we are very pleased to support La Fabrique des Formats with the innovative creation of Fonds La Fabrique des Formats—Banijay. Being headquartered in France, along with our local knowledge and global ambition, it is naturally our role to support the creative community here to ambitiously develop the next generation of hits for France and the world.”

Philippe Chazal, founder of La Fabrique des Formats, added: “We are very excited by this partnership with Banijay, as this new fund significantly strengthens our ability to invest in the development of new, original content and to build format projects.”