France-based indie Federation Entertainment has appointed ex-Canal exec Myriam Weil to head its new documentary division.
Federation will look to acquire documentaries with a global reach for all platforms. Weil and her team will explore a range of subjects, from sports to music and lifestyle, for all audiences.
The company’s first foray into the doc world was the 2018 docuseries Les Bleus 2018: Au Cœur de l’Épopée Russe, which followed the France’s national football team to their World Cup win in July 2018.
Federation Entertainment has already inked an agreement with Universal Music France to develop a roster of documentaries on iconic music artists for a French channel and platform.
”Viewers are eager for all kinds of documentaries as long as they are told in a moving and compelling way, especially when built upon previously unavailable material. I’m very proud to join the directors, writers and producers who have made Federation Entertainment a success, and to work with them on larger than life – but very real – characters and stories,” said Weil, in a statement.
Weil got her career started in journalism, before being named editor-in-chief of Grand 8, a daily talk show on Canal+. She also served as an editorial producer at Grand Journal before joining youth-focused digital content app, Blackpills.