Alexandre Piel

Deputy head of drama
Arte France
A graduate of EAP-ESCP, Piel’s experience in the television industry dates back to 1997. At the time, he joined the international sales team of France Télévisions Distribution in charge of the English- and Spanish-speaking territories. From May 2001, he took charge of acquisitions and set up a pre-financing unit for their documentaries and animated programs. Piel then joined Marathon Group via Télé Images International in 2006 as head of international coproductions, before the company became Zodiak Rights. Following the Zodiak Group reorganisation in 2011, Alexandre was entrusted with all fiction and management of the Paris sales team while continuing the development of prestigious acquisitions in this area, as SVP sales and acquisitions. Piel joined ARTE’s Fiction unit in September 2013, as deputy head of drama, in charge of international acquisitions and coproductions. Since 2023, Alexandre co-pilots Arte France fiction unit alongside Agnès Olier, head of drama.