Banijay Studios France and GTV are two subsidiaries of Banijay Group, the world’s leading independent production and distribution business.
The companies’ ambition is simple: bring together and support talent to develop and produce quality fiction that is both ambitious and entertaining, and takes a relevant look at our society.
Over the years, BSF & GTV have strenghtened their reputation through quality productions: Versailles (Canal +), Occupied (Arte), and more recently Skam France (France TV Slash), and The Red Shadows (C8) have allowed these two companies together to become one of the leading French players in scripted production.
Run by Alban Etienne, the two companies have a team of recognised producers who develop and produce content for both French and international audiences. In 2019 alone, the teams will devise and deliver prime-time and access shows, stand-alone series and mini-series: Germinal (France TV), Walkyries (TF1), Mouche (Canal +), Eternal City ( RAI / FTV co-production), and Black Eclipse (C8).
Alban Etienne joined Banijay Group in 2017 as Managing Director of Banijay Studios France.
Alban Etienne started his professional career at Alya/Ellipse Programme before joining the talent agency, Adequat agency. In 2004, he joined Ramona Productions as Artistic Producer. Between 2005 and 2010, he was Program Advisor for Fiction at M6 Group before joining TF1.
In 2011, he created Ango Productions, for Lagardère Entertainment, and coproduced the shortcoms Nos Chers Voisins, Pep’s and Le Clan de Lanzac. In 2013, he is named Managing Director of Ango and Gmt Productions.