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ALP CEO joins ITV Studios France as president

The French division of ITV Studios has tapped Franck Firmin-Guion (pictured), formerly CEO of French prodco Adventure Line Productions, to lead the production outfit as president.
September 14, 2016
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Franck Firmin-Guion (pictured), formerly CEO of French prodco Adventure Line Productions (ALP), has been tapped to lead ITV Studios France as president.

Firmin-Guion replaces Francois Florentiny, who stepped down from his post as MD of the French production outfit earlier in September.

Reporting to Maria Kyriacou, president of international at ITV Studios, Firmin-Guion will be tasked with further developing ITV Studios’ and Talpa Media’s catalog of large-scale entertainment formats following ITV’s £355 million (US$531.68 million) acquisition of the Dutch producer last May.

ITVS France will hold the exclusive rights to produce all of Talpa’s forthcoming series in the French territory, while also taking on existing productions as The Voice creator’s current production agreements expire.

Firmin-Guion joined the Zodiak Media-owned ALP as CEO in 2006, where he oversaw a large portion of the firm’s production slate, including local adaptations of Wife Swap and Survivor. Prior to ALP, he served as head of non-scripted and artistic director at TF1.

He will be joined by ALP chief operating officer Sébastien Petiot, who has been appointed COO of ITV Studios France.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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