As an industrial group integrated in content, media and communication, Vivendi is present across the entire value chain, from the discovery of talent to the creation, publishing and distribution of content.
The CANAL+ Group is a leader in the publishing of premium channels - the CANAL+ channels - and thematic channels as well as in the distribution of pay TV offers. It is also a reference player in free television with three national channels, C8, CSTAR and CNEWS, and its advertising sales department.
Internationally, the CANAL+ Group is experiencing strong growth with a presence in Europe, Africa and Asia. In total, the CANAL+ Group has 20.4 million subscribers worldwide, including 8.6 million in mainland France. With STUDIOCANAL, the CANAL+ Group is also a European leader in the production, acquisition and distribution of cinema films and TV series. CANAL+ Group is 100% owned by Vivendi, an international group in the production and creation of content.
The University of Cote d'Azur, recognized for its innovative training offer, its high-level research center, aims to strengthen its competitiveness and its attractiveness in order to place itself among the elite of world universities in the specific sector of content creation.
The city of Cannes has been the city of cinema since 1930. Its objective is to develop, in Cannes, an offer of diploma courses in scriptwriting. This offer is part of the creative technopole built by the City of Cannes to accommodate, in accordance with the ambition of Mayor David Lisnard, a university campus within which the Gratuated School of Art and Humanities of Université Côte d'Azur will in particular offer, with the support of numerous universities and private partners, very high-level education in scriptwriting, the creation of audiovisual content and the management of audiovisual projects.
Serial Eyes DDFB European school is reference in the field of training of serial scriptwriters. Recognised among the elite of European writing schools, the school offers innovative courses that integrate study and creation.
The Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays, was founded in 2005. Since then, over 440 Black List scripts have been produced, grossing over $30 billion in box office worldwide. Black List movies have won 54 Academy Awards from 267 nominations, including four of the last twelve Best Picture Oscars and eleven of the last 28 Best Screenplay Oscars.
In October of 2012, the Black List launched a unique online community where screenwriters make their work available to readers, buyers and employers. As a result of introductions made on the Black List, dozens of writers have found representation as well as sold or optioned their screenplays. Several films have been produced from scripts showcased on the website including Golden Globe nominated NIGHTINGALE, starring David Oyelowo, and Amazon’s HONEY BOY, written by Shia Lebeouf. Currently, the Black List hosts over 4,500 scripts by approximately 3,700 writer members.
As a fundraising tool with non-profit legal status, the foundation supports Université Côte d'Azur in the realization of all its missions. Generating partnerships, it helps diversify resources by creating synergies between the public world of research and the local economic environment on high value-added subjects, making it possible to respond to the major challenges of our time that are transforming our society.