Banijay Group has hired drama executive Takis Candilis as head of Scripted of Banijay Group. In this newly created role, Candilis will be directly in charge of Banijay’s scripted production company in France and will oversee the entire scripted production business for the Banijay Group. In his new role, Candilis will expand the French scripted business and the international drama output.  Candilis is  one of the most highly experienced drama producers and scripted television executives in France, and his credits include NavarroL’Instit and Quai No. 1.  He became head of Drama at French commercial broadcaster TF1 in 1999, taking the additional responsibility of General Assistant Director of TF1 Production in 2002. He joined Lagardère Entertainment as svp, Audiovisual Production in 2008.

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