Hélène Ganichaud, Commissioner
Deputy Head of Commissioning - Specialist Factual ARTE France
Hélène Ganichaud is the deputy head of the Specialist Factual Unit at ARTE France. She commissions natural history, history science, adventure and human interest programmes. Before that, she was a London-based freelance producer, writer and director for more than 10 years working mostly for the BBC in-house specialist factual unit. Her credits include: 700 Sharks for Arte and National Geographic, Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs for Arte, Channel 4 and Discovery Science, Okavango: River of Dreams for Arte and PBS, Forces of Nature for BBC1, Wonders of life; Oceans and Trust Me I’m A Doctor for BBC2, Animal Fight Night for National Geographic and Supersized Earth for Discovery.