About us

  • Our ambition
  • Atlantique Productions

Our ambition.

Olivier Bibas & Jimmy DesmaraisPrésident

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.

Atlantique Productions.

The society Atlantique Productions
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Atlantique Productions.

The society Atlantique Productions

Atlantique Productions, a subsidiary of Lagardère Studios, is a leading French producer of high-end TV series. The production company is primarily creative driven with a focus on the development, packaging and production of dramas for the local and international market.

Based in Paris, Atlantique embraces collaborations with experienced talents and producers from Europe and the US. It has also initiated first look deals and partnerships with producers in Europe.

It is headed by Olivier Bibas and Jimmy Desmarais.

Atlantique Productions main credits include “MIDNIGHT SUN”, a mini-series for CANAL+ and SVT, “BORGIA”, 3 seasons for CANAL+ and ZDF, “TRANSPORTER THE SERIES”, 2 Seasons for M6, HBO Canada, TNT and Netflix, “DEATH IN PARADISE” for FRANCE 2 and BBC.

All of Atlantique productions have been sold worldwide.

About Olvier Bibas :

Since 2011, he has been overseeing the development and production of numerous international TV series, including Midnight Sun, Borgia, Jo, and Transporter – The Series.

He joined the Lagardère Group in 2004 as Deputy Managing Director of the international TV department and later of Secretary General of the TV channels and Production division.

He started his career at CANAL+ in 1995 where he held various positions in the TV and digital divisions.

About Jimmy Desmarais :

After studying screenwriting at the Conservatoire Européen d’Ecriture Audiovisuelle, Jimmy Desmarais started up Haut et Court’s TV department where he produced highly acclaimed shows including Xanadu, Silex and the City, Les Revenants (The Returned), and The Last Panthers.

He joined Atlantique Productions in 2015.

About Lagardère Studios:

Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios (a Lagardère Active company) is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group. These include:

- For French TV: 909 Productions, Ango, Carson Prod, DEMD Prod, Electron Libre Productions, Fifty Cats, GMT, !dFictions, Image & Compagnie, Imagissime, Maximal Productions, Merlin Productions, and Réservoir Prod.

- For international TV: Atlantique Productions, De Père en Fils, Kelija, Telmondis, Keewu across Africa, and the Grupo Boomerang TV (Boomerang Tv International, Doble Diez, Portocabo, Veranda.Tv) in Spain.

- For formats acquisitions and distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution, Diffa, Editions Musicales François 1er, Telmondis Distribution, and The Box.

- For corporate/digital: 909 Productions, BLive, LED, and Tempora.prod.

Lagardère Studios is a key player in the production, distribution and management of creative content. Its flagship programs for TV in France include: Caïn, Clem, Joséphine Ange Gardien, C dans l’air, Nos Chers Voisins, Jour Polaire, Tandem, Mafiosa, Borgia, Le Grand Show, Pep’s, Mille et une vies, the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, the Concert pour la Tolérance, Recherche appartement ou maison, the Concert de Paris, In Ze boîte, and Maison à vendre.

For TV in Spain: Accacias 38, El Secreto Del Puente Viejo, Mar de plastico, La Voz, Los Misterios De Laura, and Top Chef.

And for TV in Africa: C’est la vie, Top radio, Area Daddy …