- CANAL+ CREATES: a crazy journey through the mind of a screenwriterCANAL+ is the leading French cable-network, known for creating wildly popular original content like the series Spiral, The Young Pope, Versailles and The Bureau, but also for its implication in and support of French cinema production. Today CANAL+ launches its new signature “CANAL+ CREATES”, consolidating its role as a major pillar for creation in France and Europe and full of promise for the future.
- Stephane Xiberras of BETC: Unmasking the CreativitySome characters are more interesting to interview than others, some easier, some more affable and genuine. Stephane Xiberras, otherwise known as president and chief creative officer of Paris-based BETC, who gave us "the Bear", the Canal+ film ranked as highest awarded ever by the Gunn Report, has so much - too much - going on for him yet he remains more approachable than many lesser figures in the industry whose ego inflates as they climb up the ladder - or even without climbing the said ladder. At 52, Xiberras sits comfortably on top of a major advertising powerhouse, which is going digital in orientation. But before all else his question was "can we do this in French?" - which, being my first language (even if not my mother tongue) was easy for me, but this means there are small subtleties in discussion, which sadly are not transposable in the English version.
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