Cyril Tysz

Writer, Story editor, Producer (France/USA)

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 writes, 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. Very recently, Cyril acted as head-writer for the adaptation of the first two seasons of Norwegian TV and multiplatform hit series SKAM for France TV/Studio 4. Cyril also teaches series development at Paris-based Sorbonne, INA and CEEA.