With effect from 4 September, Anne DIDIER is appointed as Artistic Director French Drama for TF1 group; she will report to Fabrice BAILLY, TF1 group Head of Programmes and Acquisitions. She will succeed Anne VIAU, who is leaving the Group.
Anne DIDIER will be responsible for developing and implementing our French drama policy, which forms part of our broader editorial strategy focused on family-friendly event TV franchises and series.
TF1 group is resolutely committed to a rich, diverse editorial strategy appealing across all audiences, and to a policy of co-productions with international platforms to deliver world-class French series.
To that end, Anne will be tasked with:
- launching new heroines and heroes that reflect society, alongside movies and series with stellar cast-lists;
- maintaining and enhancing the diversity of genres and formats broadcast on TF1;
- continuing to develop and strengthen our daily soap offer; and
- appealing to all generations.
Fabrice BAILLY, TF1 group Head of Programmes and Acquisitions: ”I am delighted to welcome Anne DIDIER to our Programming department. Anne has the full skillset needed to deliver in her new role. Her experience and her perfect understanding of the creative ecosystem stand her in good stead. Anne can rely on the support of a talented team of colleagues. I wish her every success in her new role.
I would like to thank Anne VIAU warmly for her artistic contribution over the last five years at the helm of the Drama department. Anne was behind some phenomenal successes including Balthazar, HPI and Les Combattantes. She also brought our second daily soap to the screen and championed the development of successful social-issue dramas such as Champion, Toulouse Lautrec and Les Randonneuses. I wish her every success in her future projects.”