Under her leadership, FremantleMedia France has been responsible for producing market-leading game shows, entertainment, and factual entertainment programming including The Farmer Wants a Wife (L’amour est dans le pré) which is attracting record ratings in its sixth series and is the number one show on M6, along with The Price is Right (Le Juste Prix), Password (Mot de Passe), Idols (La Nouvelle Star), Got Talent (La France a un incroyable talent), X Factor, How Clean Is Your House? (C’est du propre) and Supernanny, among others. During her tenure, the French company developed the global hit format Take Me Out, which has been on air in more than 15 territories worldwide.
Ms Galer is also a member of FremantleMedia’s IP Leadership group, which steers the Group’s international creative agenda.
Tony Cohen, CEO, FremantleMedia said: “Monica Galer is one of the architects of the European format and production industry, with formidable experience and a significant track record of success across Europe. Her creative leadership has resulted in substantial renewal across our Northern and Southern European businesses, and I am very confident that her renewed and exclusive focus on France will assure us of further success and growth in this key territory.”Monica’s appointment to this role is an indication of the strategic focus we are placing on maintaining momentum in France,” he added.
Monica Galer, President, FremantleMedia France, said: “France is an incredibly vibrant, creative and important market in the international television landscape. FremantleMedia France is responsible for creating and producing some of the country’s most popular entertainment, and I am looking forward to the opportunity of working exclusively with the French team as we expand upon our considerable creative and commercial success.”
Ms Galer joined FremantleMedia in April 2002 and is a highly experienced international TV executive, having worked for Endemol and RTL, amongst others, during her career. She established Blue Circle, FremantleMedia’s Dutch operation, as a company of outstanding creativity, producing many of the most successful shows on Dutch television. Ms Galer reports to Gary Carter, COO, FremantleMedia and remains on the Blue Circle board.