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Bonne Pioche launches int’l doc distribution branch

French indie Bonne Pioche has launched an international doc distribution branch entitled Lucky You, specializing in one-offs and series on technology, pop science, wildlife, history and formats. (Pictured: COO Robert Salvestrin)
June 2, 2014

French indie Bonne Pioche has launched an international doc distribution branch entitled Lucky You, specializing in one-offs and series on technology, pop science, wildlife, history and formats.

Paris-based Bonne Pioche was founded in 1993 by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou, and its credits include natural history doc March of the Penguins, sports doc Play and naked travel series Nus & Cullotés.

Bonne Pioche Productions was formed in 2009 to act as a holding company for its film, television, music and international divisions. Lucky You is the group’s fifth subsidiary. Its line-up includes the catalog of documentary prodco Camera Lucida.

Robert Salvestrin (pictured above), former head of sales, pre-sales and coproductions at Gedeon Programmes and Kwanza, has assumed the roles of COO and head of acquisitions, sales, presales and coproductions for Lucky You. The exec will be assembling his team in the coming weeks.

“Our commitment is to deliver linear and non-linear platforms with the best French and
international content,” said Salvestrin in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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