Paris – Banijay Group announced that leading drama executive Takis Candilis has been appointed Head of Scripted of Banijay Group. In this newly created role, 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. Based in Paris, Candilis’ remit will see him expand the French scripted business and the international drama output.

Marco Bassetti, Group CEO of Banijay, commented, “We are extremely pleased to have one of the leading exponents of international scripted programming join us at Banijay Group. Takis has an extraordinarily deep knowledge and experience of developing and creating scripted content. It is an important next step for the Group to grow its business in this important genre and, with Takis at the helm; we look forward to expanding our global presence in the drama arena.”