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

Led by Bruno Gaston, Maximal Productions produces reports and documentaries as well as news and information programs.

Maximal Productions generates over 400 hours of programs annually, usually in the information field:

C dans l'air :

Caroline Roux, Monday to Thursday, and Axel De Tarlé, Fridays and Saturdays, in the presence of experts, spend an hour discussing a current affairs topic based on editorial reports (France 5 - 5:50pm).

The show is available online (synchronized to live broadcast) in partnership with France Télévisions.

Broadcast just before C dans l'air, Mélanie Taravant conducts a live interview with the day’s guest.

(5:30pm, France 5).

Documentaries:

Coming soon,

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: R. Besnainou):

This film traces the history of the Chinese company Huawei, from the 1980s to the present day.

(90 minutes - France 5 - Dir: W. Berrissoul):

A look at China's growing influence in the world.

(52 minutes - Canal+ / Ciné+ - Dir: M. Sauvion / Lotfi Bahmed):

In a series of interviews, Sandrine Kiberlain talks passionately about her profession.

(90 minutes - France 5 – Dir: C. Salvoch / A. Pirot):

An overview of the state of French debt.

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(13 minutes - M6 – Dir: J. Launay):

They are over 90 years old and still working!

(10 x 6 minutes - Slash / France Télévisions - Dir: C. Boule / D. Mesmin):

A series that isn’t afraid to break the rules.

(90 minutes - France 5 - Dir: M. Lorand):

A journey into the heart of the populist movements on the rise across Europe.

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: C. Salvoch / A. Pirot):

An investigation into the treatment of our electronic waste.

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: R. Besnainou):

An in-depth look at the conflict between pro- and anti-gun control groups in the United States.

(60 minutes - TF1 documentary - Dir: M. Lorand):

Cross-referenced portraits of people struggling with shyness on a daily basis.

(90 minutes - Canal+ - Dir: R. Saint Cricq):

The amazing and nightmarish job of being in charge of the French national team, by those who've been there and done it.

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: G. Laffitte):

A behind-the-scenes look at the fight against terrorism in France.

(52 minutes - RMC Découverte - Dir: L. Hirsch):

The story of one of the jewels in the crown of French military aviation.

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: R. Besnainou):

This documentary tells the story of the wave of resistance triggered by the election of Donald Trump.

(24 minutes - Arte documentary - Dir: G. Roudier):

A close look at the private prison system in Louisiana.

(52 minutes - France 3 - Dir: J.T. Ceccaldi):

Portraits of workers passionate about their job.

(62 minutes - France 5 - Dir: J. Launay):

The situation of migrants in France after the dismantling of the Calais camp.

(70 minutes - France 5 - Dir: R. Besnainou):

The rise of Donald Trump, from his election to his inauguration on 20 January.

(60 minutes - TF1 documentary - Dir: M. Lorand):

A behind-the-scenes look at a play just before its premiere.

(52 minutes - RMC Découverte - Dir: F. Hoss):

The story of the iconic machines that have helped France rise to the top of a global and highly competitive industry.

(60 minutes – TF1 documentary – Dir: E. Coudray):

Portraits of children who have chosen to attend boarding school.

(52 minutes - France 5 - Dir: F. Hoss):

"Trolling" and "bashing" is the dark side of the internet. An inquiry into the hate-mongers.

(90 minutes - France 5 - Dir: F.X. Rigot):

José Touré takes us on a journey through Brazil to discover the iconic places and symbols of football culture.

Maximal Productions won the Albert Londres Award in 2007 with the documentary "", by Anne Poiret.

It also won a Silver Green Award in 2019 at the Deauville Green Awards festival, with its documentary by Coraline Salvoch and Alain Pirot.

Management team.