La French Touch Conference




Sydney Gallonde

Production Director -

A young producer alongside Jean-Pierre Dusséaux, Sydney Gallonde began his career as Production Director on branded content programmes with agencies such as TBWA, Carat, Omnicom fuse and Havas.

A key player in the audiovisual market since 2006, he has worked in various fields and within diverse partnerships, including Elephant & Cie, Canal +, 39 Productions, JLA and Andetcetera.

He produced his first programme in 2010, with an episode from the “Victoire Bonnot” series broadcast on M6. This episode achieved the channel’s highest-ever audience share. Sydney went on to produce six more episodes for this series.

In 2013, he reached top audience ratings with the telefilm “La disparue du Pyla” for France 3.
Sydney Gallonde has gained extensive and varied experience in short and “flow” programmes, as well as fiction – where he sometimes also acted as scriptwriter.

In 2014 he took on the tremendous challenge of adapting Harlan Coben’s bestseller “No Second Chance” for French leading channel TF1. This project paves the international way for him towards other productions, including adaptations of works by Douglas Kennedy, Paula Daly, and other projects with Harlan Coben.

Still, Sydney Gallonde keeps one foot rooted in France, where he develops exclusively French projects. One of them will involve Canal + and the talented Riad Sattouf, award-winner at the César Ceremony in 2010.