About us

  • Our ambition
  • DEMD Productions

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.

DEMD Productions.

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DEMD Productions.

The society DEMD Productions

DEMD Productions, established in 1987, produces about 30 hours of fiction a year. Run by Sébastien Pavard, the company mainly focuses on series that prominently feature recurrent heroes. Among them, Josephine Ange Gardien, Caïn and Tandem, three of the most popular French series. DEMD is also developing projects for digital.

Major productions of DEMD Productions include:

Series and mini-series :Serie "JOSEPHINE ANGE GARDIEN" With Mimie MATHY,

A DEMD / TF1 production

103 episodes available

Serie "CAIN" – With Julien BAUMGARTNER (with Bruno DEBRANDT - until 54)

A FRANCE 2 / DEMD production

62 episodes of 52 minutes available

Serie "TANDEM" – With Astrid VEILLON, Stéphane BLANCAFORT

A FRANCE 3 / DEMD production

36 episodes of 52 minutes available

Serie "1788,5" – With Sam KARMAN

A FRANCE 3 / DEMD production

6 episodes of 52 minutes available

Serie "NESTOR BURMA" - With Guy MARCHAND

A FRANCE 2 / DEMD / SFP/ TSR / RTBF / M6 coproduction

39 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie "SAUVEUR GIORDANO" – with Pierre ARDITI

A DEMD / TF1 coproduction

16 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie "CELLULE IDENTITÉ"

A DEMD / M6 coproduction

6 episodes of 52 minutes available

Serie "MERCI LES ENFANTS VONT BIEN !" – with Pascale ARBILLOT and Bernard YERLES

A DEMD / M6 production

4 episodes of 90 minutes available and 8 episodes of 52 minutes available

Serie "LE BLEU DE L'OCEAN" 2003 summer saga

A DEMD / TF1 production (2003)

5 episodes of 96 minutes available

Serie "LE PROC" – with François-Eric GENDRON

A DEMD / TF1 production

6 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie "COMMISSARIAT BASTILLE" – with SMAIN

A DEMD / TF1 coproduction

7 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie "COMMANDANT NERVAL" – With Francis HUSTER and Cristiana REALI

A TF1 / DEMD corpoduction

4 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie"Le J.A.P." – With CARLOS

A T.F.1 / DEMD / T.S.R coproduction

8 episodes of 90 minutes available

Serie"FLICS DE CHOC" – With Pierre COSSO, Véronique PRUNE and Chick ORTÉGA

A T.F.1/ DEMD / TSR coproduction

3 episodes of 90 minutes available

TV films in 2011 /2013

"Ma femme ma fille 2 bébés" (4 x 90') with Pascal LEGITIMUS and Philippinne LEROY-BEAULIEU – M6

" Merci patron" with Véronique GENEST – TF1

"Un bébé pour mes 40 ans" with Natacha AMAL – TF1

"Drôle de Famille" (4 x 90') with Christine CITTI – France 2

"Tout le monde descend" with Thierry NEUVIC- France 3

"Le Gendre Idéal 1" & "Le Gendre Idéal 2" with Frédéric DIEFENTHAL and François BERLEAND – TF1

"CARTOUCHE le brigand Magnifique" with Frédéric DIEFENTHAL – France 2

38 tv films since 1987

Documentaries :

"MEGALOPOLES EUROPEENNES" A serie of documentaries about european big cities

A DEMD / TF1 coproduction (1989) 6 x 52' in vidéo

SIROCCO Adventure magazine

A DEMD / TF1 coproduction (1987 - 1990) 29 x 52' in vidéo

HAUTE-SAVOIE 1944 A serie of documentaries about purge after World War II

A DEMD / ARTE coproduction (1992) 2 x 80' in vidéo - Realisation Denis CHEGARAY