About us

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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.

Editions Musicales François Ier.

The society Editions Musicales François Ier
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Editions Musicales François Ier.

The society Editions Musicales François Ier

With over 60 hours of original music, Les Éditions Musicales François 1er manages the artistic, legal and administrative affairs of about a dozen publishing catalogues that gradually enrich the digital platform MUSIC PACKAGE, available online since 2014 and now offered to broadcast professionals and all Lagardère Studios companies.

Les Éditions Musicales is gradually extending its activities to cover social networks and digital channels (Youtube), to further advance the work of the musicians it supports.

After marketing several volumes of jingle compilations from the past ten years on the anniversary of Europe 1, plus a series of theme albums, Éditions Musicales François 1er produced the soundtracks of two major Lagardère Studios productions, Trépalium and Jour Polaire, as well as for many of the studio’s 2017 ratings successes, including Manon 20 Ans, Caïn Season 5 and Tandem Season 1.

In 2016, the label released and participated in the launching of the global hit "BE MINE" by Ofenbach¾diamond-, gold- and platinum-disc in over 20 countries and ranked TOP 10 on European charts for 6 months¾before expanding to new urban music catalogues. It will soon be signing with artist Claire Maguire, among others.

In 2017, it launched the "Collector Soundtracks Edition", an exclusive offer of over 100 titles and 4.5 hours of previously unreleased music from Season 1 of the series Borgia.