Tag Archive: Marion Vergnaud

  1. Banijay Rights Takes Shine Fiction’s Serial Lover to Spain

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of content powerhouse Banijay, today announces that powerful French drama Serial Lover – from Banijay France scripted label Shine Fiction – has been acquired by Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia.

    The co-production with Amaury Fournial (Sibaro Films) for M6 in France will air on Atresmedia following an agreement negotiated by Marion Vergnaud, SVP Italy, Iberia & Malta, Banijay Rights.

    Written by Alice Den Broek and directed by Fred Berthe, Serial Lover is the story of a shrewd man who lives many different lives: a pilot, a surgeon, a broker, a journalist; developing a new personality for every identity and deceiving experts in each field. Handsome, charming, and attentive, exhilarated by his power, the deception becomes an art form as he manipulates all those around him, especially women who he targets and steals from. How many women have fallen in this trap?

    Serial Lover stars Flora Bonaventura, Helena Nogera, Odile Vuillemin, Elodie Frégé, and Jonathan Zacaï, and Banijay Rights handles international sales for the series.

    Marion Vergnaud, SVP Italy, Iberia & Malta, Banijay Rights, said: “Serial Lover is a multi-layered story of a con artist whose life has one purpose: to deceive others, with women – unfortunately – his preferred target. We’re pleased this compelling and complex series will launch on Atresmedia and engage a whole new audience in Spain.”

    Jose Antonio Salso, Head of Acquisitions & International Sales, Atresmedia, said: At Atresmedia we are happy to be the home of Serial Lover in Spain – and we are proud to be the leaders in this market with a mix of the best content around the world.”

    Dominique Farrugia, Managing Director at Shine Fiction, said: “Following a successful launch in France,I look forward to seeing Serial Lover make its debut in Spain. With an incredibly tense and engaging storyline, this gripping drama has all the elements to get the audience hooked from start to finish.”

    Amaury Fournial, CEO Sibaro Films, added: “It’s great to hear Serial Lover will be airing in Spain. Inspired by real-life events, this scripted series about an expert manipulator can be easily adapted in every country. I look forward to seeing how this riveting and twisty thriller will captivate the Spanish audience.

    Serial Lover marked the debut order for Shine Fiction, which officially launched in September 2021, building a pipeline of ambitious premium content for the French market, with international potential. Earlier this month, the label announced latest thriller, Brocéliande, a coproduction with Les Films du Printemps for TF1. Banijay Rights handles international distribution for the drama.

  2. Banijay Rights sets new EMEA sales structure

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    Banijay Rights today confirms its new sales structure in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


    The revised team follows the recent promotion of Claire Jago to EVP, EMEA Sales and Sales and Acquisitions – a role that sees her take responsibly for all Banijay Rights sales activity in the region, representing its 100,000+hour-strong catalogue.


    Elliott Chalkley assumes Jago’s previous role of SVP Nordics, while Marion Vergnaud has been promoted to SVP Italy Iberia & Malta – Chalkley’s former position that now comprises the additional territory of Malta.


    Vergnaud’s previous role of VP Greece, Turkey & Baltics has been divided among three sales executives, who all take on new territories in addition to their current responsibilities. Veronique Verges is confirmed as SVP German Territories, Poland, Hungary & Romania while Robin Pollok is VP Middle East, Africa, Israel, Greece & Cyprus and Moscow-based Alexander Rubanov is VP Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics & Turkey.


    The remainder of the EMEA sales business will continue to be covered by Chris Stewart (SVP UK & Ireland), Alex Le Merle (SVP Benelux), Isabelle Queme (SVP French-Speaking EMEA) and Samia Moktar (VP CEE & Airlines).


    Meanwhile, Andrew Dickens joins Banijay Rights as VP, Press, and will take responsibility for the division’s press strategy. Dickens joins from TV industry PR consultancy Boom! PR, where he was Account Director. He previously held Senior Press Officer roles at the UK Government and prior to this, was Chief Reporter at TV industry publication C21 Media.


    Spearheaded by CEO Cathy Payne, Banijay Rights commands a catalogue of more than 100,000 hours, comprising some of the biggest brands on the planet, such as Survivor, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Mr Bean and Grantchester.