Speaker Profile MIPTV

Sydney Gallonde

Job TitleCEO & Executive Producer

Company NameMake It Happen Studio

About

Sydney Gallonde began his career by working on branded content programmes with agencies such as TBWA, Carat, Omnicom Fuse, and Havas. A key player in the audiovisual market since 2006, he has worked in various fields and within diverse partnerships, including Elephant & Cie, Canal +, Andetcetera, 39 Productions, and JLA for French broadcasters like TF1, M6, Canal +, and France 3. In 2014, he took on the huge challenge of adapting Harlan Coben’s international best-seller "No Second Chance" (Harlan Coben’s first tv series adaptation) for France’s leading broadcaster TF1, generating the best audience ratings for the channel in over 10 years. It also won the coveted ‘Best Serie’ Award at the TV Festival in La Rochelle and the Magnolia Award for ‘Best Foreign TV Miniseries’ at the Shanghai Television Festival. In 2017, the show - sold by TF1 Studio -, was nominated for the TVFI Awards. “No Second Chance” was one of the most exported French drama series and also it was sold to Netflix worldwide. The series’ international success has paved the way to Sydney Gallonde working on other productions and international co-productions. He launched “Make It Happen Studio”, a Paris based independent production company, with the backing of heavy weight financial partner Alliance Entreprendre, a Private Equity subsidiary of Natixis group. Then he produced a second thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Harlan Coben, “Just One Look” for TF1 and Paula Daly’s best-selling novel adaptation “Just what kind of mother are you?” for M6. Make It Happen Studio works today with global broadcasters, partners and talents to produce an eclectic raft of premium drama for the French, European and international marketplaces. The company collaborate with many best-seller talents such as; Paula Daly, Guillaume Musso, Alex Scarrow, Riad Sattouf, Tim Willocks and Harlan Coben.

Conference Sessions

  • DRAMA SERIES PITCH #1

    30-03-2020, 09:30 - 09:50, On Demand

    On Demand session at 9.30 am (CET)  SESSION AVAILABLE HERE  The DRAMA SERIES PITCH will present a diverse range of high-end original and viable scripted proje...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Event Date
        Mon, March 30
      3. Event theme
        IN DEVELOPMENT
        CONTENT DISCOVERY
        DRAMA
        WHAT'S NEXT
      4. Type of Event
        Competition / Pitch
  • DRAMA SERIES PITCH #2

    31-03-2020, 09:30 - 09:50, On Demand

    On Demand session released at 9.30 am (CET)   SESSION AVAILABLE HERE    The DRAMA SERIES PITCH will present a diverse range of high-end original and viable s...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Event Date
        Tues, March 31
      3. Event theme
        IN DEVELOPMENT
        CONTENT DISCOVERY
        DRAMA
        WHAT'S NEXT
      4. Type of Event
        Competition / Pitch
  • DRAMA SERIES PITCH #3

    01-04-2020, 09:30 - 09:55, On Demand

    On Demand session released at 9.30 am (CET)   SESSION AVAILABLE HERE    The DRAMA SERIES PITCH will present a diverse range of high-end original and viable s...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Event Date
        Wed, April 1
      3. Event theme
        IN DEVELOPMENT
        CONTENT DISCOVERY
        DRAMA
        WHAT'S NEXT
      4. Type of Event
        Competition / Pitch