Banijay Group has set drama veteran Takis Candilis as Head of Scripted. In the newly-created role, Paris-based Candilis will be directly in charge of Banijay’s scripted production company in France and will oversee the entire scripted production business for the Banijay Group which recently merged with Zodiak Media. Candilis is an experienced drama producer and exec whose credits include Navarro, L’Instit and Quai No. 1. He became Head of Drama at leading French commercial broadcaster TF1 in 1999, and added the title of General Assistant Director of TF1 Production in 2002. He later joined Lagardère Entertainment where he was responsible for production output, in particular scripted; and launching the company’s expansion into international drama production.
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