Amuz Distribution Licenses Multi Award-Winning “About Antoine” to France TelevisionTo premiere on France.tv in Spring 2024

12 March 2024

Quebec City, Canada – March 12, 2024: Amuz Distribution’s Alex Avon, VP of Global Distribution announced that France Television has acquired its multi-award-winning series About Antoine S1 for France Television. The series will air on France Television’s France.tv in Spring 2024.

About Antoine is an uplifting story of love and family triumphing over limitations. With authenticity, sensitivity, and humor the series tackles a rarely explored theme in fiction: life with a poly-handicapped child. Inspired by True Events. The series was produced by Amuz Distribution parent company, ComediHa! Productions, and aired on Club Illico in Quebec.

Featuring Edouard-B Larocque (George in the series) earned a nomination on March 8th for Canada’s 2024 Young Artists Academy Awards, winners announced July 21. LINK

The series was the recipient of multiple awards in 2023. The Prix Gémeaux in Montreal bestowed the Best Supporting Role in a Comedy award for actress Micheline Bernard, while in La Rochelle at the Festival de la Fiction, About Antoine received the Best Francophone Foreign Fiction Award; winner of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Award for Representation of Disability in a Scripted Series; and About Antoine received a nomination in the Comedy Drama & Sitcom category for the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards.

Catherine Gaucher, Manager of International Fictions Coproductions & Acquisitions at France.tv said: “As every year, as part of World Autism Awareness Day, France Télévisions Group is mobilizing and is committed to highlighting this neurodevelopmental disorder, still too little known, which would affect nearly 1 in 100 people. On this occasion, France Télévisions offers a special program to sensitize the general public to issues around autism, including the broadcast on france.tv of the multi-award-winning series “About Antoine”, which deals with this subject with sincerity, accuracy but also with humour”.

About Amuz Distribution

Based in Quebec City, Amuz Distribution was launched in May 2023, fka ComediHa! Distribution, with a mission to spread comedy and feel-good content around the world, both scripted and unscripted. Amuz expands on ComediHa! Distribution’s mission to create and sell finished programmes and originals by securing and leveraging all rights and adopting a full 360-degree approach to content. The rebranding to become Amuz Distribution was made possible by a generous contribution by Fonds Quebecor, Canada Media Fund and SODEC. The funds, in the short term, will be used to acquire new comedy and feel-good global programming to grow Amuz Distribution’s library, while developing in-house and securing new co-production and broadcast partners. Current award-winning titles include: Writer’s Block, In Lieu of Flowers, The Phoenix, About Antoine, and more. Amuz Distribution – keeping the world feeling good.

International Media Contact for Amuz Distribution
(Ms.) MJ Sorenson, CEO, MJ Global Communications LLC mj@mjglobalcommunications.com T: +1-917-386-7569

About France Télévisions

France Télévisions is France’s leading broadcaster in terms of audience share (29.3% of the audience share for four years + in 2023). It comprises:France.tv, a video platform and a comprehensive range of themed digital offers (news, youth, sport, culture, education, France’s overseas territories). France 2, France 3, France 4 (with Okoo & Culturebox) and France 5, national TV channels. France. Info, a global rolling news channel across all media. France 3 with 24 regional channels in mainland France and 1ère with 9 global tv/radio/web channels for French overseas territories. France Télévisions dominates the French broadcasting landscape with more than 4 French people out of 5 watching France Télévisions every week across all media.

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