About us

  • Our ambition
  • Maximal Productions
  • Management team

Our ambition.

Christophe Thoral

Leading French producer Lagardère Studios has embarked on a path of global expansion to reach new audiences, create synergies and develop shared content strategies. Having boosted our presence in Spanish-language countries through our Spanish subsidiary Grupo Boomerang, and in northern Europe by investing in Aito Media (Finland) and Skyhigh TV (Netherlands), today Lagardère Studios is a key player in independent production and distribution across Europe. In pursuing this dynamic strategy, our goal is to strengthen our position as an indispensable partner to content broadcasters in every country.

Everywhere, Lagardère Studios offers clients a strong partnership, with them at every step, and always one step ahead of changes in the audiovisual world by covering all production models: local productions, international coproductions, format adaptations, controlled-budget industrial films and corporate and digital creations.

Through our program distribution activity, Lagardère Studios actively brings forward high-end drama series and documentaries across the whole of Europe. The wealth and diversity of our catalogue is a major asset in these days of ever-growing demand for new content.

For all this, Lagardère Studios must draw fresh talent to offer unique, innovative creations and formats, bringing together the best professionals in the field with a single goal: 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.