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This article analyzes the recent growth of Studiocanal, which in recent years hasexpanded from being the French-language production arm of Canal Plus to thepreeminent European distributor and producer of fictional film and television. Thefocus here is on the company's corporate development, with particular emphasison Studiocanal's acquisition of sales and distribution interests across Europe andbeyond, and with its subsequent move into television production. A study ofStudiocanal reveals a great deal about the current state of the European film andtelevision industries and allows us to rethink traditional ideas about the relationshipbetween Hollywood and Europe.
film; television; production; distribution; conglomeration; globalization; europe