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Nicolas Deschamps heads to France Télévisions

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.
February 18, 2010

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.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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