Beraud takes No. 2 fiction post at TF1


PARIS -- TF1's head of fiction, Takis Candilis, now has a No. 2, with the naming of Canadian producer Andre Beraud as artistic director of fiction at the Gallic TV network, TF1 said Thursday.

Beraud will leave his current position at Canadian production company Cirrus Communication to officially take on his new post under Candilis in March.

Beraud worked at ABC Entertainment from 1994-1995 with a focus on primetime series, then moved on to become acquisitions director at Malofilm before joining Lux Films as director of development.

A partner and producer of dramatic and comedy series at Cirrus Communication since 1999, Beraud also is a professor at the Canadian National Institute of image and sound.