Jimmy Desmarais

Producer (France)

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris and after a Master in Law of Audiovisual communication, Jimmy follows a famous French screenwriting class in 2003 (CEEA).

In 2006 he joins Haut et Court and brings in, along with Caroline Benjo, the development of audiovisual programs for television and in particular TV series like Xanadu by Podz and Jean-Philippe Amar (8 x 52’) for the German-French channel Arte, The Returned (8 x 52’) by Fabrice Gobert, broadcasted on Canal + in November 2012 which soon becomes a hit on the French channel as well as on the international market, and Silex and the City, an animated series by Jul (40 x 3’). The seasons 2 of The Returned and Silex and the city are currently and respectively in development and production.

Jimmy develops several projects and among them: Pink Panthers, a mini series written by Jack Thorne and Jérôme Pierrat, in co-production with Warp Films for Canal + and Sky Atlantic, Le Sanctuaire, a TV film by Olivier Masset-Depasse for Canal + and Jerusalem a crime TV series set in the old city of Jerusalem in co-production with Inosan (Israel) and Nadcon (Germany) and written by David Ackerman.