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Tim Newman


Tim Newman, a British national, came to Paris for his studies at the University Panthéon-Assas and Sciences Po Paris.

In 1986, he co-founded the production company NBDC with Antoine de Caunes, Alex Berger, and later Peter Stuart. The partners launched several programs, including “Arthur l’émission impossible” hosted by Arthur, “Merci et encore bravo” hosted by Christine Bravo, and “Rapido” presented by Antoine de Caunes. Due to the British success of “Rapido,” NBDC, in collaboration with Richard Branson, created the production company Rapido TV. Rapido TV notably produced the cult show “Eurotrash” hosted by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes, as well as numerous entertainment programs for Channel 4 and the BBC.

In 1994, Tim Newman founded his own production company: Froggies Media. In parallel, he created France’s first interactive television channel with Canal+: Spectacle. With Froggies Media, Tim produced numerous documentaries, short programs, and entertainment shows broadcasted on channels including France Télévisions, M6, RMC Découverte, and Netflix. Notable projects include the prime-time specials “Une nuit avec…” hosted by Michel Drucker and broadcasted on France 2, “d’Art d’Art”, a co-production (now D18 – d’Art d’Art) broadcasted for 18 years on France 2, and “Métronome”, a docu-fiction series hosted by Lorànt Deutsch and broadcasted on France 5, TV5Monde, and Netflix.

In 2019, Tim Newman founded D18 Paris, his new production company, and took the opportunity to assemble a completely new team.


Graduated from a film school (ESEC) with a focus on screenwriting, he is in charge of cultural documentaries as well as the newly created fiction department.

His insatiable curiosity leads him to be interested in a wide range of subjects, from philosophy, sci-fi to painting.

Following his specialization in audiovisual production at ESRA Bretagne, Mathis began his internship in May 2021 at D18, where he discovered the television industry.

He is responsible for project development and coordination, working closely with various stakeholders.

After her studies in information and communication, Ottavia discovered her passion for audiovisual work as a production and development manager.

Furthermore, she handles the international sales of programs and documentaries.


Guided by her passion for cinema and audiovisual, Emma crossed the Pacific Ocean. Today, as a Master’s student in Law, Economics, and Management of Audiovisual with a focus on strategy and management at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, she works as an assistant in development through an alternating work-study arrangements.

After lending a helping hand to the production department, Océane embarked with Tim to the Albanian lands and now coordinates event projects in Albania, all as a freelancer! Albania holds no secrets for her anymore!


As a communication student at Sup de Pub, Maia has always been immersed in culture and video.

In her alternating work-study role, she manages communication and contributes to the promotion of the company’s projects.

Graduated with a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Juliette manages the company’s negotiation and contractual drafting, copyright declarations, iconographic acquisitions, and also the brand portfolio

À l’issue de plusieurs expériences professionnelles, Giles à rejoint la jeune et dynamique équipe de D18 en 2020 comme comptable.