Blending requirement, innovation, ambition, BONNE PIOCHE wishes give the satisfaction and enrichment of new discoveries to our clients and an increasingly curious audience.

Bonne Pioche Productions

BONNE PIOCHE is an independent audiovisual and cinematographic production company created in 1993. It is spearheaded by two of its founders, Yves Darondeau and Emmanuel Priou, backed by a team of 30 permanent staff.

Its activities range from TV production (documentaries, magazines, spectacles recordings and fiction) to feature film production and from music to documentary distribution in France and abroad.

In 2009, BONNE PIOCHE branched out with the creation of BONNE PIOCHE PRODUCTIONS which groups together BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA, BONNE PIOCHE TELEVISION, BONNE PIOCHE MUSIC and BONNE PIOCHE FACTORY. In 2014, BONNE PIOCHE stepped beyond production to found the distribution company LUCKY YOU.

In 2019, Bonne Pioche created the label BONNE PIOCHE SPECTACLES  that has produced more than 20 recordings in a year. It has also diversified its activities with the production of formats and magazines (“The catering” with Alessandra Sublet and “Les Cancres” with Joël Bouraïma).

In 2020, the founding of BONNE PIOCHE STORY demonstrates our will to explore a new production ground, through the creation of eventful fiction. It aims at producing both French and international shows telling bold stories for TV or streaming platforms.

We at BONNE PIOCHE strive to surprise the public with original and innovative stories where the emotions and audacity of our programmes propel them into extraordinary realms.

Along with our affiliates, we take advantage of internal synergies to highlight films with an international dimension and financing.

The experience, creativity and quality of BONNE PIOCHE PRODUCTIONS have often been lauded in the profession. In 2005, BONNE PIOCHE was granted a PROCIREP Award special mention for French television production. In 2006 and 2007 it obtained an OSCAR, two CESARs and a VICTOIRE DE LA MUSIQUE, and was listed on REALSCREEN’S GLOBAL 100 (of the top independent production companies in the world) in 2007, 2013 and 2015.

Whether in cinema, television, music or the corporate realm, BONNE PIOCHE uses its expertise to blend high standards, innovation and ambition in a way that brings our clients and an increasingly curious audience the satisfaction and enrichment of new discoveries.


the team

Emmanuel Priou
Producer - Partner