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Newen exec Celine Roux joins ITV Studios France as COO to replace Sébastien Petiot

ITV Studios France has appointed Celine Roux, formerly deputy MD of unscripted operations at rival Newen France, as chief operating officer.

Celine Roux

Thierry Lachkar was named as ITV Studios France’s CEO last December and Roux is expected to help him further consolidate the firm’s position in unscripted and documentaries, and move into new areas such as drama.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Céline to our team as COO. Her talent, expertise and experience in the production of content, whether it be in unscripted, documentary or drama, will be an invaluable asset in the development of ITV Studios France. She is an excellent addition to our ambitious roadmap with the ITV teams,” Lachkar said in a statement.

Roux will take over from former COO Sébastien Petiot. “I would like to thank Sébastien Petiot for his tremendous contribution to the success of ITV Studios France over the past six years,” Lachkar added.

Roux joined TF1 in 2016 as deputy director of acquisitions for French fiction and was appointed secretary-general of Capa (Newen Studios) before joining Newen France in 2021 as deputy MD of unscripted operations.

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