Newen Studios, a subsidiary of the TF1 group, is a major fast growing European player in audiovisual production and distribution, with a multi-genre strategy (drama, film, animation, TV movie, documentary, non-scripted…).

Deeply rooted in 11 countries, the group has more than 50 creative labels and a passionate overall team of 600 people each bringing their unique expertise.

Shows produced by Newen Studios are exported globally alongside a curated slate of third party programming, thanks to its distribution subsidiary Newen Connect whose activities help to shine a light on European content.

Romain Bessi, CEO of Newen Studios

Our entities

In France
Newen France

Newen France, headed by Vincent Meslet and Léonor Grandsire, is a French entity that belongs to the Newen Studios Group. It is the leading producer of fiction in France with 800 hours produced by 2022, a unique know-how in daily soap operas (Demain nous appartient, Ici tout commence), and a strong capacity to carry out large-scale projects through its 22 labels. Newen France is also the leading producer of documentaries with more than 80 programs produced per year.

Blue spirit

Since 2004, Blue Spirit has been producing and manufacturing series and feature-length animation. All the work, from pre-production to image editing, takes place in studios based in Paris, Angoulême and Montreal. Blue Spirit Productions’ editorial line: mass market projects with high standards of writing and image quality. 


Founded in 2002, Anagram is an independent production company known for the quality of its films and series. Since 2013, Mats Alders has served as Anagram's Chairman and CEO.

De Mensen

A Flemish production company founded in April 2001, De Mensen works with public and private channels in Belgium, digital platforms and many international players. De Mensen is equally at home producing gameshows (Blokken, 13th season), travelogues (Reizen Waes) and drama (Beau Séjour, Salamander, Professor T, all broadcast or adapted in several European countries).

Flare Film

Flare Film is an independent German film production company founded by Martin Heisler in 2008, specializing in the production of feature films, documentaries and - via its subsidiary Flare Entertainment - series for the national and international market.


With more than 25 years of experience, iZen is one of the largest independent Spanish production groups. It has developed projects for Amazon, Netflix, TVE, TVG, CanalSur, ÀPunt, CMM and many others. Izen Group has extensive experience in the production of fiction, both original content and adaptation of international shows.

Created and produced shows such as El Cid (Amazon Originals).

Several hours of prime time programming.

Efficient production model to produce ambitious shows as well as daily series for streaming platforms, national and regional channels.

Experience in quality primetime drama and feature film production.



Set up in 1993 by Bo Ehrhardt and Birgitte Hald, Nimbus is one of the leading Danish studios. It has received critical acclaim for a number of movies (Festen, Jury prize at the Cannes Festival) and movies like the Antboy trilogy have been a box office success. It has also scored big with TV series, in particular The Bridge, one of the most sold and adapted Scandi series in the world.


Set up in 2003 under the direction of producers Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten and Sander van Meurs, Pupkin is a subsidiary of Tuvalu and one of the main Dutch studios for movies and drama. Its films and series have won awards at various festivals and been sold internationally; they cover a broad spectrum, from crime to family viewing.

Real Lava

Founded in 2021 and based in Denmark, the production company Real Laval is specialized in documentary series and films.

These documentaries, co-produced internationally, aim to show reality by focusing on strong points of view, new angles and innovative execution for an international audience.

Reel One Entertainement

Based in Montreal with offices in London, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Reel One develops, finances, produces and distributes TV films and series for a global audience. Set up in 2001 by media entrepreneur Tom Berry, Reel One is one of the most dynamic players in audiovisual production and distribution. Reel One is already a market leader in the TV movie sector and has recently branched out into the production and distribution of TV series.

Ringside Studios

In February 2020, Newen Studios created the production company Ringside Studios with English producer Gub Neal and DoveTale Media. The English drama market is a key segment on a global level. Ringside Studios will develop high quality English and international dramas, which can be distributed by Newen Studios.


Tuvalu Media Group est le premier producteur indépendant aux Pays-Bas. Reconnu pour sa créativité et la qualité de ses productions, Tuvalu développe et produit du divertissement, des fictions, longs métrages, documentaires avec l'ensemble des diffuseurs néerlandais. Parmi ses principaux programmes figurent notamment The First Years,  Raising the nation, Maestro (format BBC) ou encore Petite ville, grande ville .

Newen Connect

Newen Connect, the distribution subsidiary of Newen Studios (TF1 group), exports the company's programs worldwide as well as those of third-party producers.
A major player in distribution and co-production in Europe, Newen Connect has a multi-genre content catalog ranging from fiction to feature films, including documentaries, animation and entertainment.


Set up in 1995, TF1 Studio is the distribution and acquisition subsidiary of the TF1 Group, one of France’s leading media groups. This relationship enables TF1 Studio to rely on TF1’s support and develop close partnerships in all areas of TV and cinema, while giving it a privileged position in the international market.


The TF1 group is also present in cinema via its subsidiary TF1 Films Production, which co-produces between 15 and 20 films a year, including resounding box office hits in France like Intouchables, Le Grand Bain, Les Tuche, La Ch’tite Famille and (in 2019) Hors Normes. TF1 Films Production has more than 600 films to its credit. 


TF1 Production is a subsidiary of the TF1 group that produces programs for the TF1 group channels. TF1 Production's activities revolve around a very wide range of content: magazines, entertainment, series, documentaries, short formats and sports events.