Born in Paris, Cyril first studied filmmaking at the Sorbonne, then at UCLA. He then learnt hands-on production on the sets of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and Laurence Kazdan’s produced film Dizziness. His career in screenwriting and development began at companies like Pandora, Arte, Canal Plus, Equinoxe and Tele Images. After a few years as a development executive in Paris, he decided to specialize in international projects and returned to UCLA for an MFA in screenwriting and producing. After switching from film to television production, he began working for Fox Television, where he was involved in development and production of TV shows such as Dharma & Greg, Stark Raving Mad, Titus, Life’s too Short, working with the technical staff of Buffy, X‑Files, NYPD Blue.
Back in Paris, he was in charge of developing several animation series and features, including Dragon Hunters. He then became a full-time independent screenwriter, head writer and story editor. He has written, adapted for the screen or supervised the scripting of over 40 TV I.P.s, including Marvel’s Fantastic 4 and Iron Man, Casper, Spirou & Fantasio, Jet Groove, Gormiti, Samson & Néon, Invisible Man, Le Marsupilami, Baskup Tony Parker, The Linkers, Trolls de Troy, Xiaolin Chronicles, Luc Besson’s Arthur & Minimoys and successfully adapted the hit series SKAM for France. (Skam France is currently in its 8th season and has gathered hundreds of millions of views so far.)
In addition to teaching at Serial Eyes, Midpoint institute, Sorbonne, INA, CEEA, Racconti, and Cannes Series Cyril has recently co-written various episodes of series for various international production companies and broadcasters including France TV, Rai, ZDF, Canal+ and is currently developing a Sci-Fi/supernatural show with Netflix.