About us

  • Our ambition
  • Merlin Prod

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.

Merlin Prod.

The society Merlin Prod
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Merlin Prod.

The society Merlin Prod

Created in 2000 and headed by Rose Brandford Griffith since 2015, Merlin Productions produces primetime domestic dramas and develops International Coproductions. After eight successful seasons of the family drama CLEM for TF1 (season 9 in prep), Merlin broadened its specter of development by producing the prestige miniseries PHILHARMONIA (6x52’) for France 2. With many projects in development for national broadcast channels and platforms, Merlin develops further its strategy : embrace and support contemporary and future upcoming talents, explore new genres, produce innovative and premium shows for domestic and international markets.

Produced in 2017-2018 :

  • PHILHARMONIA (6 X 52’ - France 2) with Marie Sophie Ferdane, Lina El Arabi, Tomer Sisley, François Vincentelli and Laurent Bateau
  • ON VA S’AIMER aka FAMILY AFFAIRS (8 X 52’ - Saison 2 - France 2 – Fontaram Productions) with Catherine Marchal, Ophélia Kolb and Charlotte des Georges
  • CLEM (10 X 52’ – Saison 8 – TF1) with Victoria Abril, Lucie Lucas et Philippe Lellouche