8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Paramount TV Pacts With European Studio Federation Entertainment
Paramount Television is investing in Federation Entertainment.
The top European independent studio has signed a first-look deal with Paramount TV, the companies announced Friday.
Under the pact, both companies will create original content for Paramount TV and Federation Entertainment to co-produce and co-distribute across the world. Additionally, Paramount TV will create series based on Federation's international formats for U.S. audiences.
"Through this collaboration, we are able to build upon Federation’s compelling and proven international content to create series targeted for audiences in the U.S.,” Paramount president Amy Powell said. “We are excited to work with Federation to bring culturally relevant projects worldwide.”
Paramount TV counts a roster of scripted programming that includes USA Network's Shooter, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, Amazon's Jack Ryan, TNT's The Alienist and Fox's Grease: Live, among others.
Federation has 12 shows in production, including season two of Netflix's first French original series Marseille and Oliver Goldstick's The Collection for BBC Worldwide/Amazon U.K.
“We’re very excited to rev up our international development and production in partnership with Paramount Television, with a focus to collaborate with the best talents on formats worldwide,” Federation president Pascal Breton said. “Not only for the chance to co-create outstanding American series, but also to build upon our wide distribution network in the global market through a true partnership of shared vision.”