- Press release
Lagardère Studios Distribution is thrilled that Flemish series CALLBOYS has won the non-English language comedy award at BANFF. Handling its worldwide distribution outside Flemish-speaking Belgium and The Netherlands, Lagardère Studios Distribution is already in negotiations with Russia and Poland.
Starring as the four heroic gigolos in the series, Matteo Simoni, Rik Verheye, Bart Hollanders and Stef Aerts together already grabbed the Best Actor prize at the 30th FIPA (International Festival of Audiovisual Programs) in Biarritz, France, earlier this year.
Three gigolos set up shop together as the Callboys. They form the go-to escort collective for women in search of courteous company. What the Callboys lack in wit, they make up for in testosterone, making things harder rather than simpler. They start to fancy themselves as businessmen. Once they decide to start selling their own personalized dildos, their fate is sealed.
Series (7x50’) created by Youri Boone & Jan Eelen. Directed by Jan Eelen. Produced by Woestijnvis & FBO BVBA for Vier.
A second season (7x50’) is currently in development for fall 2018
About de Lagardère Studios Distribution :
Lagardère Studios Distribution—the distribution arm of Lagardère Studios, managed by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet—is one of Europe’s largest distributors of television programs. The catalogue of 6,400 hours spans every genre: drama (Beau Sejour, Cannabis, Transfer, Transporter—The Series, Trepalium, Hard, The Sniffer, Mick Brisgau, Undercover); documentary (Tank Story, Morning Glory, Women at War, Thrift Hunters); animation (‘Sonic Boom’, ‘Mini-Wolf’, ‘Xiaolin Chronicles’, ‘Lil Cooks’, ‘Supa Strikas’).
About Lagardère Studios :
Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios (a Lagardère Active company) is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group. These include:
- For French TV: 909 Productions, Ango, Carson Prod, DEMD Prod, Electron Libre Productions, Fifty Cats, GMT, !dFictions, Image & Compagnie, Imagissime, Maximal Productions, Merlin Productions, and Réservoir Prod.
- For international TV: Atlantique Productions, De Père en Fils, Kelija, Telmondis, Keewu across Africa, and the Grupo Boomerang TV (Boomerang Tv International, Doble Diez, Portocabo, Veranda.Tv) in Spain.
- For formats acquisitions and distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution, Diffa, Editions Musicales François 1er, Telmondis Distribution, and The Box.
- For corporate/digital: 909 Productions, BLive, LED, and Tempora.prod.
Lagardère Studios is a key player in the production, distribution and management of creative content. Its flagship programs for TV in France include: Caïn, Clem, Joséphine Ange Gardien, C dans l’air, Nos Chers Voisins, Jour Polaire, Tandem, Agathe Koltès, Mafiosa, Borgia, Le Grand Show, Pep’s, Mille et une vies, the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, the Concert pour la Tolérance, Recherche appartement ou maison, the Concert de Paris, In Ze boîte, and Maison à vendre.
For TV in Spain: Accacias 38, El Secreto Del Puente Viejo, Mar de plastico, La Voz, Los Misterios De Laura, and Top Chef.
And for TV in Africa: C’est la vie and Le parlement du rire.