Lux Vide CEO Explains Why Being Acquired by Fremantle Was the Best Way Forward

Office With a View: Luca Bernabei tells TheWrap why a ”federation of producers“ will help them all survive coming economic hardships

Luca Bernabei, CEO of Italian production powerhouse Lux Vide behind TV hits like The CW’s “Devils,” made the decision in March to sell the majority stake in his family-owned company to international distribution giant Fremantle.

The acquisition is part of Fremantle’s global push into scripted content after being known primarily for reality TV hits such as “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” Bernabei sees the acquisition as the right decision — especially as we’re approaching what many financial analysts believe will be some rough economic times ahead.

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Katie Campione

Katie Campione is a TV Reporter at TheWrap. She has contributed to The Hollywood Reporter, People Magazine, The Associated Press, and more. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Florida. Find her on Twitter: @Katie_Campione