Thierry Lachkar, the Founder of Shine France and MD of French indie Deeply Superficial, has been named CEO of ITV Studios France.
Lachkar will take up the role next month, overseeing a production outfit that is behind the likes of TFI1’s The Voice, France 2’s Spectaculaire and drama series The Tunnel.
He set up Shine France in 2009 and founded Deeply Superficial nine years later, which recently tied with Youngest Media. Deeply Superficial’s development slate will now be developed and pitched by ITV Studios France and ITV Studios France will become a co-production partner on any Deeply Superficial shows that are commissioned, taking on physical production.
ITV Studios MD, International production, Lisa Perrin said: “Thierry has immense experience, having launched and built the Shine France business from scratch. I believe he will provide the creative credibility and flair to bolster and grow ITV Studios France. We’re delighted he’ll be taking the helm and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him and for the team at ITV Studios France.”