Category: Prizes and Awards

Success for Capa’s “Terror Studios” at 2015 Sunny Side of the Doc


At this years’s Sunny Side of the Doc, the documentary “Terror Studios, Inside the ISIS propaganda machine” developed by Capa Presse & Canal Plus was voted Best Pitch in the “Global Issues” category.

This documentary was part of the projects selected for the public pitching sessions in front of international producers and broadcasters. It investigates the ISIS propaganda machine that recycles pop culture codes to terrorize the masses and recruit new candidates for Djihad.

Canal Plus lauded this ambitious project as one of the key elements of its international reaching positioning as heralded by Diego Buñuel, the new head of documentaries for the broadcaster.

As well as signs of interest shown by important broadcasters to Newen Distribution, in charge of international sales, discussions are currently underway for a coproduction with Jigsaw, American director & producer Alex Gibney’s company, recently recognized by a Best Documentary Oscar (2007) and 2 Emmy Awards (2007 & 2013).

Capa Drama, winner of 2 awards at the Luchon TV Festival

Capa Drama

Capa Drama was awarded two prizes at this year’s Luchon TV Festival for MARIE CURIE, UNE FEMME SUR LE FRONT.

Directed by Alain Brunard, this 90’ docu-fiction, to be broadcast in the upcoming months on France 2, was crowned Best Program/Mini-Series by the festival audience and its lead actress, Dominique Reymond, won Best Female Actress for her role as the famous scientist.


©Lionel Epp/ Capa Drama / France Télévisions

This fiction tells of the efforts of the Physics Nobel prize winner and of Claudius Regaud to develop on the front lines on World War I new treatment methods such as radiology, thus furthering medical care and inventing the modern-day hospital.

NEWEN DISTRIBUTION 4th-time winner of the French Fiction Export Prize

Newen Distribution won the 9th French Fiction Export Prize for the distribution of season 3 of French TV series Spiral, produced by Son et Lumière for Canal+.


The awards ceremony by TV France International took place on December 10th in Paris, during the 19th French TV producer Award ceremony organized by the Procirep.

It is in fact the 2nd French Fiction Export Prize for the series Spiral and the 4th one for Newen Distribution (with Lagardère in 2007, Spiral in 2008 and The Secrets of the Volcano in 2010).

Every year, the French Export Prize recognizes the French programs most sold around the world in fiction, animation and documentaries and the role played by the French companies in charge of their international distribution. The nomines are determined through a point-system that favors the distribution work in correlation to the number and importance of sales closed.

With this new award, Newen Distribution confirms the Newen Group strategy by putting forward, in its catalog, the best of French creation whatever the genre.

BRAQUO winner at the 2012 International Emmy Awards


Nominated in the “Best Drama Series” category with BRAQUO – Season 2, one of its most famous productions, CAPA DRAMA won the Emmy during the 2012 International Emmy Awards ceremony that took place November 19th in New-York.


After two highly-successful seasons of 8×52’ on Canal+, both in terms of audience and viewer appreciation, this quality French cop series already sold in 30 countries confirms its international potential.

Created by Olivier Marchal, season 2 of the series written by Abdel Raouf Dafri tells the adventures of 4 cops whose lifes are forever changed by the suicide of one of their colleagues accused of illegal dealings. Season 3 is set for next year on Canal+!

Congratulations to the show’s team & to CAPA Drama for this award!Braquo_emmy_une2

NEWEN 3rd in the ranking of France’s top entertainment producers, according to Ecran Total

For the first time , NEWEN makes it to n°3 in the Ecran Total ranking of top entertainment producers with 201 hours of programs produced for TV channels (both historical & DTT) and broadcasted between August 29th and December 18th 2011.

“Motherly Yours” a daily show produced by Neria/Groupe Telfrance for France 5, “Global Mag” a daily magazine produced by Capa for  Arte or “Welcome to Cauet’s”, a weekly talkshow produced by Be Aware and broadcasted every Saturday on NRJ12 are but a few of the group’s key programs.

On the Wave of Love winner of the Mip Formats Fresh Talent Pitch

On the Wave of Love, the brand new format from the Newen Group, won the Mip Formats Fresh Talent Pitch on April 2nd 2011.

The concept? The first dating reality for people over 60! 4 colorful seniors will embark on a cruise ship for 3 weeks of romance. Why a dating show with seniors? In order to show characters who are in numbers in society but totally invisible on TV : the seniors. This year, the jury was made up of Colin Jarvis, CEO of Colin Jarvis Media Ltd and former Head of formats for the BBC, David Lyle, CEO of Fox Look (News Corp), and Annie Wegelius, Head of the programs of SVT, the first public broadcaster in Sweden.

They had to pick one winning format among the 6 chosen by the Wit. And their decision was unanimous!

Watch the Fresh Talent Pitch’s 2nd edition.