During a press conference at Séries Mania France, Télévisions announced the release of a new collection “Les Audacieuses”, which will include series and blocks dedicated to George Sand, Alice Guy, Brigitte Bardot and Olympia de Gouges.
The collections are as popular as ever at France Télévisions.
While the success of strong detective brands such as “Meurtres à…”, “Les Mystères de…”, whose new opus is currently filming with Lori Pester, or “Disturbing Disappearance” is undeniable, the community group took advantage of the press conference that took place this morning at the Séries Mania in Lille to announce the release of a new collection called “Les Audacieuses”.
Consisting of several series and individual events, it will bring together, under one prestigious banner, biographical films dedicated to George Sand and Alice Gay in particular, or even more unusual fictions such as Anne d’Arc, which will revisit the history and figure of Jeanne d’Arc. strength and humour.
But also Diane de Poitiers, the first project to be listed as “The Bold”, which was produced at the end of last year by José Diane with Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Hugo Becker, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel Labarthe or even Joey Starr in the lead roles.
“This collection is especially close to our hearts and reflects what we have been trying to do for several years.”commented Stephane Sitbon-Gomez, director of antennas and programs at France Télévisions, during a presentation to the press and industry professionals.
“France Télévisions places particular emphasis on the representation of women on screen so that our antennas better represent society and the reality of women’s lives. We wanted to pay tribute to the brave women who will therefore lend their name to this new collection. series and units”.
“These are journeys, the fates of women who, with their misconduct, their mind or circumstances, at some point imposed fate and managed not to stay in the place allotted to them”Stéphane Sitbon-Gómez continued before each project was detailed by Anna Holmes, Director of French Fiction at France Télévisions, and Manuel Aldui, Head of Cinema and International Development of the community group.
Olympia de Gouges
“A pioneer of feminism in France. We will follow the fate of this woman who is projected into the Revolution at the same time as her generation. We have long wanted to make a fiction about Olympia de Gouges, and we have finally found the angle. We are very pleased, that we develop this fantasy”explained by Ann Holmes about the block on the Olympia de Gouges, written by Marin Nino and Sebastien Munier.
France Télévisions is also preparing a 4-episode series on George Sand. “A determined woman who frees herself from the bourgeois straitjacket and decides to build her life in accordance with her desires and her heart. A fighting woman who never stopped creating scandals. We really wanted to emphasize that this is the first French woman who was able to live off her writings.said the group’s French sci-fi boss.
In this 10×26 digital fantasy comedy drama, “Anne d’Arc will use a misunderstanding of her name to avoid a forced marriage by pretending to be Joan of Arc”.
International Fiction is also starting development on L’Insoumise, a 4-episode biopic about Alice Guy to be written by Jean-Jacques Annaud and Tim Lohan (Versailles, Marcella).
“Cinephiles know her, the general public a little less”commented Manuel Alduy. “She invented fantasy in cinema. She had a great love story, she got married at the beginning of the 20th century. After leaving for the United States, she was the first woman to create a film studio in Hollywood. And then, as happened regularly in our history in other areas, it was erased from our cinematic culture. However, she made about 1000 fictions”.
An international project that we are looking forward to and which concludes Bardot, a biopic dedicated to Brigitte Bardot, written and directed by Daniel Thompson, which began filming a few weeks ago with, among others, Victor Belmondo and Fabian Wolfrom (here it all starts).
And The Last Queen of Tahiti, directed by Adeline Darrault, is dedicated to the life of the Tahitian princess Aimata Pomare, which should be ready by the end of the year.