Nicolas Deschamps, former head of acquisitions for ARTE France, is joining France Télévisions’ newly structured group-wide documentary unit as its commissioning editor for coproductions. Deschamps is slated to join France Télévisions on Monday, Feb. 22. He will be reporting directly to Fabrice Puchault, who heads up the programming department for nature, science and discovery, and who is also the deputy director of the doc unit, serving under director Patricia Boutinard-Rouelle. Over the course of the year, Deschamps will be replacing Caroline Glorion, who is currently directing a telefilm for France 2.
The recently structured documentary unit for France Télévisions has appointed several heads to oversee specific genres. Ann Julienne is head of international development. In addition to Puchault’s department, Dana Hastier oversees the unit’s historical, regional and cultural docs; Carlos Pinsky looks after socio-political work; Marie-Claire Mézerette takes care of popular culture/entertainment; Carole Wheatcroft heads up the economic and investigative documentary work and Caroline Behar looks after acquisitions and coproduction projects with international origins.