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Bonne Pioche launches int’l doc distribution branch

French indie Bonne Pioche has launched an international doc distribution branch entitled Lucky You, specializing in one-offs and series on technology, pop science, wildlife, history and formats. (Pictured: COO Robert Salvestrin)
June 2, 2014

French indie Bonne Pioche has launched an international doc distribution branch entitled Lucky You, specializing in one-offs and series on technology, pop science, wildlife, history and formats.

Paris-based Bonne Pioche was founded in 1993 by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou, and its credits include natural history doc March of the Penguins, sports doc Play and naked travel series Nus & Cullotés.

Bonne Pioche Productions was formed in 2009 to act as a holding company for its film, television, music and international divisions. Lucky You is the group’s fifth subsidiary. Its line-up includes the catalog of documentary prodco Camera Lucida.

Robert Salvestrin (pictured above), former head of sales, pre-sales and coproductions at Gedeon Programmes and Kwanza, has assumed the roles of COO and head of acquisitions, sales, presales and coproductions for Lucky You. The exec will be assembling his team in the coming weeks.

“Our commitment is to deliver linear and non-linear platforms with the best French and
international content,” said Salvestrin in a statement.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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