Federation Entertainment, launched by President and Founder Pascal Breton in 2014, has quickly established itself as a top indie-European studio and production company. Previously the president of the Marathon Group, Pascal Breton partnered with key international players, Lionel Uzan (Managing Director), Stephane Sperry (Producer), David Michel (Managing Director, Kids and Family), and Serge Hayat. Ashley Stern heads the US operations.
Established in France with subsidiaries in Spain, Italy, Israel and the United States, the company focuses on the creation, production, financing, and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace with a focus on Drama, Family, and Youth programing (The Bureau, Marseille, In Therapy, Marianne, Time is a killer or Les Bleus 2018 – At The Heart of the Russian Epic)
Building exclusive partnerships with highly experienced executives, producers, and show-runners in the entertainment industry, the company’s ethos is based on a vision to embrace the international aspect of collaboration, working with third parties from all territories, especially the US and Europe.
Federation’s model allows for the company’s implementation of true, creative, global partnerships and, to this date, has framework agreements with producers in the US, France, Israel, Italy, Scandinavia, UK, and Spain, to mention a few. With a strong in-house distribution, Federation is able to pre-finance, increase production margins, and control world receipts for TV, video, VOD and SVOD, merchandising allowing for shared profits for showrunners and producers.
Serge Hayat is a partner and founder of Federation Entertainment.