About us

  • Our ambition
  • Maximal Productions
  • Management team

Our ambition.

Christophe Thoral

A French leader in production, Lagardère Studios has embarked on a path of international growth that will allow us to reach new audiences, to set up alliances and joint strategies. Lagardère Studios has gained a foothold in West Africa directly, among Spanish-speaking audiences through its subsidiary Grupo Boomerang but also in Europe investing in Aito Media (Finland) and Skyhigh TV (Netherlands). We are just at the beginning of this expansion policy, with the aim of becoming a global leader in independent production.

On each of these continents, Lagardère Studios provides clients with a strong partnership able to accompany them and keep one step ahead of the changes in the audiovisual world, by focusing on new production models: international coproductions, localized productions, low-cost industrial production, and corporate and digital creations.

Lagardère Studios must, above all, draw fresh talent to offer innovative, significant work and formats by bringing together the best professionals in the field, with a single goal in mind: to offer the very best in audiovisual production.

Maximal Productions.

The society Maximal Productions
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Maximal Productions.

The society Maximal Productions

Launched in September 2000 by Jérôme Bellay, Maximal Productions produces special reports, documentaries and news and information magazine shows.

Maximal Productions covers over 400 hours of information annually, with a focus on news and current affairs.

C dans l’air: Every day for one hour, Caroline Roux, Bruce Toussaint and guests discuss a topical theme based on items from the newsroom (France 5 – 5:50 p.m.). The program is also offered digitally (synchronized with the live broadcast), in partnership with France Télévisions.
C à dire: Broadcast right before C dans l’air. Axel de Tarlé hosts a live interview with the “person of the hour” (France 5 – 5:30 p.m.).
C politique: A weekly political magazine presented by Caroline Roux (France 5 – 6 p.m.), who invites special guests to analyze and discuss the main news of the day.

Maximal also produces documentaries:

Brésil, terre promise du football (90 mins - France 5 - directed by F.X. Rigot). José Touré takes us on a journey around Brazil to discover the hot spots and icons of futbol culture.
Quand la toile tisse la haine (52 mins - France 5 - directed by F. Hoss). They’re the dark side of the internet: “trolls” and “bashers.” An in-depth look at these breeders of hate.
Pensionnaires volontaires (60 mins - TF1 Reportages - directed by E. Coudray). Portraits of schoolchildren who voluntarily chose to go to boarding school.
L'inquiétant Monsieur Trump (70 mins - France 5 - directed by R. Besnainou) - The rise to power of Donald Trump from his election to his investiture on January 20th

Maximal Productions won the Albert Londres Prize in 2007 for the documentary Muttur: un crime contre l’humanitaire by Anne Poiret.

Management team.