Studiocanal has promoted senior vice president English speaking TV series to chief operating officer of TV series.
Paris-based Alix Lebrat will oversee international series with a focus on English-language formats, pushing for more drama, factual and kids’ productions within Studiocanal’s production companies which include Red Production Company (Ridley Road) and Tandem (The Defeated).
Lebrat been with the business since March 2020, developing international TV series in coordination with the executive vice president of global production Ron Halpern.
Around a year ago, the distribution side of the business, which specialises in scripted formats, moved into selling non-scripted formats including four-part docuseries The Wonders Of Europe and Air Cocaine, which follows a recent drug trafficking case in the Dominican Republic.
Lebrat will report to executive managing director of TV series Françoise Guyonnet, who said: “We have been working hand in hand since 2020 and I have total confidence in her work. Alix is a great professional who knows all about the TV series sector, especially at the international level.”
She joined parent company Canal+ Group in 2012 as project manager for an African development project called Africa One. She then became zone manager to develop commercial activities in five African countries, before being appointed chief executive of Canal+ Congo for three years.
In 2017, she was appointed head of sales for Canal+ France and then chief of staff to the group’s chief executive officer Maxime Saada.
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