Category: Capa

Premiering from March 31st at 8:50pm on Planète, new doc series “HUMAN 3.0”!

Human 3.0: welcome to the future of humanity!

This documentary series (3×52’) tells the story of how the Homo Sapiens, who transformed the world at his finger tips, now is using the technology & scientific means at his disposal to work on his own transformation. These tools will help him escape his status of ordinary human. Tomorrow, losing a limb, becoming paralysed, being sick or even simply aging will no longer be a fatality.

 Through its 3 episodes, the series tells the story of this scientific adventure without precedent in the history of humanity. From the clinics of Hollywood to the Lausanne Polytechnical School, from Harvard to Lyon’s Ecole Normale Supérieure, from Berkeley university to Vienna’s central hospital, dozen of researchers & scientists across the globe are working on the birth of the Human of tomorrow. We’ve filmed them in their labs, witnessed their experiments and confronted their findings to the analysis of philosophers, anthropologists and sociologists.  

Such a revolution seems bound to create a change of society and an anthropologic break as told by:

the fixed Human (broadcast on March 31st at 8:50pm) or the story of how humans could soon fix themselves piece by piece, much like a machine, going on to amplify their performances, acquire new powers and transform themselves into cyborgs.

 the connected Human (broadcast on April 7th at 8:50pm) or a future where network connection will be generalized and made permanent between humans, leading to a world where artificial intelligence will cement itself into our daily life, even going so far as to take it over entierely.

the immortal Human? (broadcast on April 14th at 8:50pm) or the final step of a scientific adventure that leaves us breathless: scientists working on pushing back the ultimate frontier, that of death, thus giving hope to those that pretend they can live eternally.

A new episode of OUT OF CONTROL on RMC Découverte


Following the broadcast of the first episode on Tchernobyl last April, Studio Capa is back this Tuesday Sept.6th at 8:50pm on free DTT channel RMC Découverte with a new 52′ episode of documentary series OUT OF CONTROL on the WORLD TRADE CENTER terror attacks.


On September 11th 2001, 2 commercial flights crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center … everyone remembers those terrible images but few know what happened that day within those buildings and their structure, both from a technical & scientific standpoint.

How could these giant towers crumble this way? Trying to find the answers is what this episode attempts to do by interviewing the most qualified of men: scientists that have studied 9/11, ingenieurs & architects that worked on building those towers but also those who lived through that day within the towers themselves. With their help, through archive footage and 3D animations, this documentary offers a unqiue analysis to try and better understand the most significative terror attack of history…

OUT OF CONTROL is a documentary collection, created and produced by CAPA, that attempts to explain from a technical and scientific standpoint the great catastrophies of our modern times. Upcomiong episodes currently in production will attempt to explain:


Such a unique analysis seems to have found interest with foreign broadcasters as distributor Newen Distribution in charges of sales for this series has sold both episodes to over 70 countries already.

Viewers tune in to TF1 in numbers for AFTER I’M GONE


This past Monday MArch 7th in prime time on main private broadcaster TF1, CAPA DRAMA premiered its newest production, the TV movie AFTER I’M GONE (90′) starring popular French actress Alexandra Lamy. The story of this extraordinary struggle by a dying mother to keep her kids together moved viewers to tears and was followed by nearly 7 million people (a 27.6% market share).

Written by Claire Lemaréchal, this drama is the adaptation of “Le courage d’une mère” (©Oh ! Editions), the book written by Marie-Laure Picat & Anne Berthod. The country was moved at the time by the story of this mother dying of cancer who lead a uphill battle against French administration to keep her children together in familiar surroundings following her death.


© François Lefebvre / Capa Drama / Azad Films / TF1

Success for new Capa Drama TV movie on France 2


This Wednesday January 20th, CAPA DRAMA premiered successfully in prime time its newest TV movie, THE BASTILLE KILLER, A WOMAN’S FIGHT (90′) to over 6 million viewers on main public broadcaster France 2.

This adaptation of an eponymous autobiography by Martine Monteil, the first women to head all of France’s police services, tells of the hunt for one of France’s most renowned killers, a dangerous sociopath by the name of Guy Georges. But hunting down such a criminal took professionnal and personal strength, trying to overcome work rivalries that threatened the investigation & sexist behaviors from her colleagues that didn’t always appreciate her drive for the truth.

Warm reception for “Versailles” on Canal+


Historical drama VERSAILLES premiered this Monday November 16th in prime time on commercial subscription-broadcaster Canal+. The first 2 episodes of season 1 (10×52′) were watched by 1 million viewers and 19.2% of the channel’s subscribers.The series follows the rise to power of young king Louis XIV and his transformation into the Sun King, the king of kings and France’s most famous reign. Produced by Capa Drama, the series is lauded as being the most expensive in the history of French TV.


Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles promises a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies.

More exclusive content and information on the series can be found on the Canal+ website, Facebook et Twitter

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).

NEWEN’s current ambitions on its local market


The 2015 MIPTV market that took place in Cannes in April of this year was the perfect opportunity for the different heads of the subsidiaries that make up NEWEN to present their activities and reaffirm their ambitions for the future through the following interviews.

Guillaume de Menthon, the new Group Telfrance CEO, talked about the development strategies and the future aims of the Group:

Guillaume Thouret, newly arrived at NEWEN as CEO of CAPA, also mentioned their upcoming goals:

Christian Gerin, CEO of 17 JUIN MEDIA, explained what made him join the group as NEWEN’s latest subsidiary:

Finally Christophe Nobileau, Deputy Managing Director of NEWEN , took this opportunity to present the growth factors of the Group internationaly in terms of distribution and coproduction efforts amongst other things …

« Immediate Immersion » soon on 13ème Rue



Famous French TV hosts Carole Rousseau & Benjamin Castaldi are for the 1st time brought together to star in a new documentary series, “Immediate Immersion”, starting May 5th at 10 :30pm exclusively on cable channel 13ème Rue.

They are about to immerse themselves in the extraordinary daily lives of some rather ordinary individuals, paying tribute to them in the meantime. With each their own specific approach, our « ingenous » hosts will dive into usually inaccessible worlds – at least to the general public – in this 7-documentary collection featuring 7 realms of activity and 7 out-of-the-ordinary jobs.


Fighter pilots, emergency care doctors or even child-protection cops … all of them jobs one pratices only by calling, sometimes with a constant threat to one’s life. Benjamin Castaldi & Carole Rousseau therefore abandon the confort of the TV studios to go meet & shine light on these individuals with these high-risk jobs.

In their missions or in training, during 1 week, day and night, our 2 hosts become reporters and follow them deep in the heart of the action but also during the downtime, trying to understand how they feel but their motivations, joys and moments of doubt.

“Murder in Etretat” called in on France 3


© Nathalie GUYON / Capa Drama / France Télévisions

This Saturday April 4th at 8 :50pm on public broadcaster France 3, producer Capa Drama premieres « Murder in Etretat », a police drama TV movie and a new episode in the series showcasing different French towns & regions as backdrops to police mysteries & investigations …

Here, a man is found dead having fallen from the famous cliffs of Etretat in Normandy close to the sea. The police discovers a threatening letter in his car, leading them to believe it’s murder rather than suicide they’re investigating. The 2 lieutenants in charge of the investigation, played by famous model Adriana Karembeu and renowned French TV actor Bruno Madinier, team up for the first time to try and uncover the dead man’s secrets.

CAPA puts « A Chef in Prison » for 13ème Rue



This Tuesday March 24th at 10:30pm, cable channel 13ème Rue premieres the first episode of documentary series « A Chef in Prison » (3×52’) produced by CAPA and helmed by renowned French chef Thierry Marx.

Used to prison environments since he’s been teaching cooking classes in prison for years, he’s agreed to find out in what conditions inmates abroad lived.Travelling to three different European prisons, all exceptionnal because of their functioning, he meets inmates more than willing to share about their daily life experiences and discovers astonishing detention conditions.

Starting with Volterra in Italy, his first stop in this prison journey where culture has softened behaviors within this once dangerous prison. To conclude his visit, the Michelin-starred chef prepares a meal with the inmates and shared it with those he’s met and gotten to know.

The second episode which sees Thierry Marx head to the Belgium prison of Andenne is already scheduled to air on March 31st at 10 :25pm on 13ème Rue. The final episode will see him conclude his journey in Norway.