ARTE France hires specialist factual exec Ganichaud

The French cultural channel has hired London-based freelance writer, producer and director Hélène Ganichaud (pictured) as deputy director of specialist factual.
May 10, 2016

ARTE France has hired Hélène Ganichaud (pictured) as deputy director of specialist factual.

The London-based freelance producer, writer and doc maker replaces Catherine Alvaresse, who left the French cultural channel to join France 2 as head of documentaries earlier this year.

Ganichaud will take up the post in mid-June and report to Hélène Coldefy, ARTE France’s head of specialist factual.

Her credits include Forces of Nature for BBC1, Animal Fight Night for National Geographic Channel, Trust Me I’m A Doctor for BBC2 and Supersized Earth for Discovery.

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