Torrance Caroline – Zodiak Media
Caroline plays an integral role in the senior management team at Banijay Rights and across Banijay Group. As Head of Scripted for Banijay Rights she spearheads the distributor’s ambitions in the international drama arena working with in-house and external producers around the world to develop and acquire scripted programming and comedy. Caroline has strengthened the Banijay Rights slate using a multi-faceted strategy including a number of first look and development agreements with third party producers and is actively continuing to expand its drama offering.
Her role extends further into the Banijay Group working with Takis Candilis to expand the network of drama producers – through acquisitions and joint ventures in the UK and worldwide. Recent announcements include Blacklight, Fearless Minds and the launch of Yellowbird UK. Caroline brings her expertise in financing and international co-production, which is essential to the progress of creative and ambitious projects.
With more than 20 years in the television business Caroline has a wealth of experience built in similar roles at BBC Worldwide, Endemol, and Granada.
Fluent in French and English, Caroline has overseen success stories such as lavish English-Franco drama Versailles, which has sold to more than 135 countries worldwide and won the TBFI Prix Export ¬– Fiction 2017; Occupied the tri-lingual political suspense thriller which became a ratings smash hit in Norway and the UK and Belgian drama Public Enemy which was the Winner of the Coup de Coeur Award at the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings.