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Banijay Productions France launches reality division

Banijay Productions France, the prodco run by Alexia Laroche-Joubert and Lionel Valaneix, is launching a reality division, spurred on by the success of its series Les Ch'tis.
July 4, 2012

Banijay Productions France, the prodco run by Alexia Laroche-Joubert and Lionel Valaneix, is launching a reality division, spurred on by the success of its series Les Ch’tis.

The company, which falls under the umbrella of Stéphane Courbit-controlled Banijay Entertainment, has produced two seasons of Les Ch’tis for French network W9.

The show looks at rural dwellers in the North of France, and Banijay International is selling the format for the series under the international title Party Workers.

Florence Fayard, who has served as a producer at Banijay Productions France since 2010, has been promoted to head of the new reality division, a Banijay Entertainment spokeswoman told realscreen.

She will work with Lucie Cabourdin, who oversees of development at the French company.

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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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