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Consecration for the series “Ten percent” at the International Emmy Awards


Season 4 of the French series “Ten percent” was awarded Monday, November 22 at the International Emmy Awards, an American consecration for this humorous story on the agencies of film stars and which benefited from the enormous springboard Netflix .

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The series, launched in 2015 on France Télévisions on an idea of ​​the former agent Dominique Besnehard, and which is triumphing today on the American platform Netflix, won the prize for best comedy by the Academy of the International Emmy Awards which rewards for half a century the best television productions outside the United States.

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The writers and producers of “Ten Percent”, renamed “Call My Agent” in the United States, were in New York for the occasion, and first three seasons writer Fanny Herrero praised the show’s success. “Really traveled the world thanks to Netflix, so it’s a great accomplishment”.

” French touch “

In an interview Monday morning with AFP, Dominique Besnehard saw the success of ” French touch “ in the United States, in the lineage of French cinema from “François Truffaut or Michel Deville” who successfully showed Americans “A tragicomic, funny France”.

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Over four seasons, the series follows the destiny of a small Parisian agency, ASK, where viewers discover the vagaries and difficulties of this shadowy profession, at the service of actors and actresses. With this particularity: in each episode, the real stars play their own role with a good dose of humor and self-mockery.

For Fanny Herrero, the series is certainly “Quite French, but not only”. “It’s a bit worked with an American spirit. We have sometimes compared it to comedies à la Lubitsch which are fanciful. Self-mockery is not so French ”, she explains to AFP.

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20 remakes already signed

For the author, the success of the series, “It is the graft of an efficiency, a writing and a fabrication from the United States and our French obsessions and neuroses, our messy and touching side”.

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On the red carpet in New York, producer Michel Feller admitted that “The broadcast on Netflix of the four seasons allowed us with a production, we will say local, to be seen in more than 200 territories”.

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“Today there are almost 20 remakes which have been signed, which are in production or which have been shot”, especially in Canada and India, he detailed, Dominique Besnehard confirming that a season 5 would see the light of day, first in the form of a feature film.



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