Laurent Storch

Speaker, Media expert, Producer and Former CEO of TF1 subsidiaries

  • Current Position Author of books, films, and conferences on the subjects of change and leadership.
  • Previous Positions Speaker, Media expert, Producer and Former CEO of TF1 subsidiaries
  • Key Skills Management, Innovation, Change.
  • E-mail
  • Phone +33 (0) 6 60 02 34 82
  • Languages French, English.

BIO (French)

For more than 20 years I have held significant roles in the audiovisual and media sectors (Universal then TF1) as I am passionate about cinema, sports, music and television.

I have an editorial and strategic vision, an aptitude for sensitive negotiations and talent management, and a desire to appeal to a wide audience to reach ambitious profit targets which allows me to succeed and blossom within this business sector.

My Conferences

  • Management, it’s show biz !


    The 8 secrets of show biz applied to management.

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  • 3 strikes, but not out !

    Conference 3 fois

    Surf successfully on the changes.

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  • Think like a leader !



    The winning strategies.

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  • Only fools don’t change their minds !

    Seuls les Imbeciles ne changent pas d'avis

    “Il est plus difficile de désagréger un préjugé qu’un atome”, Einstein.

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  • The power of emotion !

    Conference Pouvoir de l'emotion

    The magic of storytelling, and soft skills.

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President of Komik Spirit: production of digital content

President and associate of HBB 26: audiovisual productions
movie : “Ma famille t’adore déjà”, TV: “Y’a pas d’âge”

President of Les Production du Ch’timi: Movie production
“Supercondriaque”, box office: €30 million, “Raid dingue”: box office: €28 million

Talent scouting for Les Productions du Chicon:
Dany Boon at Olympia, Jean-François Cayrey and Delphine Baril.


TF1, French leading TV station

I maintained the TF1 strong leadership and cut costs by 5% every year. (Revenue: €2 billion and 3,000 employees)

Deputy Managing Director in charge of all TF1 group productions

President of TF1 Production: 200 employees and €100 million turnover.
In charge of « Auto moto», « Euro 2012 », « 50 mn inside »
President of TF1 Films Production: 20 employees and €50 million turnover.
Fiction and Youth Director: 50 employees and budget of €200 million.


Deputy Managing Director in charge of all TF1 Programs

Investement budget of €600 million and management of 200 people.
Main achievements: successful launch of 20 new shows in 3 years : “The Voice”,
“Danse avec les stars”, “Profilage” and “Money drop” whilst decreasing the program
costs by 15%.


Director of Acquisitions and Youth programs

Responsible for all the negotiations with US and European studios i.e. the acquisition of 30% of all programs broadcast on the channel including “Les Experts”, “Lost”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Dr House”, “Harry Potter” and “Titanic” with a budget of €300 million and 50 employees across the financial, legal, artistic and business departments.

Managing Director of TF1 Films Production
Responsible for TF1 commitments in the joint production of French films: €45 million invested every year in 20 films, including “Taxi”, "Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis”, “Intouchables” and “Astérix”.

President of Ciby 2000 and Director of TCM
Management and marketing of Ciby 2000 and Paramount catalogues
i.e. an annual turnover of €15 million



(Revenue: €230 million and 400 employees)

1997 Deputy Managing Director of Polygram Audiovisuel

Marketing, sales and joint productions of blockbusters like “Usual suspects”,
“4 mariages et un enterrement”, “Ridicule”,
“Le 8ème jour”, “Mr Bean” and
biopics of S. Gainsbourg or J Brel.


Managing Director of Polygram Vidéo

Responsible for 30 employees and a turnover of €50 million with a 30 % profit.
Main achievements: tripling the net margin and turnover in 5 years, reaching the first
place in the “comedy” segment, second place in the “children” segment with the launch of 140 new products per year. Worldwide video launch of The 1995 Rugby Worldcup.


Director of Polygram Special Projects

Marketing of the Polygram catalogue (Philips, Deusche Grammophon, Barclay) for advertising, promotional and artistic purposes.
Responsible for 5 employees and a turnover of €5 million.

Assistant Brand Manager for Vizir, then Ariel
Launch of Vizir “Fraîcheur Lavande” and Ariel “sans phosphate”:
These 2 brands won 20% market share of their segment in 2 months.

My Associates


1983 - 1985

HEC Marketing

HEC Paris

1980 - 1983

Diploma Sciences Po Economy & Finance: Highest Honours

Sciences Po, Paris


  • I have a very good memory of our meeting, during a creative internship that I participated in, for his team at TF1.
    Mr. Laurent Storch is an open man, human, friendly and very professional. His collaborators were fortunate to have such a manager.
    Best Regards,
    Pascal Perrat.
    (translated form French)

  • At TF1, he was able to convince on all levels, how to move forward, and it allowed the leader to stay ahead of its competitors!
    What I remember from him is his sense of anticipation, professionalism, rigor, precision and quality requirements towards his employees. As a direct competitor (TF1, while I was running France 2), I salute his expertise in production, entertainment, speed, results culture and persuasiveness.
    (translated form French)

    Claude-Yves Robin
    Claude-Yves Robin General Manager medias:multimedias/entertainment
  • Laurent is a visionary leader. Able to take teams to a contemporary vision of programs. As a producer he knows how to detect or re-inject the value of empathy which is the soul supplement of functioning fiction. Laurent also knows how to grow the members of his teams.
    (translated form French)

    jerome lafon
    Jerome Lafon Managing Partner at Inoui, pH8, Lecturer Innovation Management at Sciences Po, Design thinking
  • General Management, Audiovisual Management and Production, the fields covered by Laurent's know-how and leadership is vast. I was impressed by his ability to detect trends, and anticipate the production of programs. In addition, his management based on the expertise of his team members allowed us to set up the greatest audiovisual successes of the decade.(translated form French)

    Christophe Henriet
    Christophe Henriet Game show producer
  • Laurent is part of this typology of leaders (vision, convictions, courage, leadership and sense of humour too) the type I always seek to recruit ...
    (translated form French)

    Nathalie Behar
    Nathalie Behar Souls & Brains seeker. Terres de Talent, Executive Search Boutique


Innovation, & Change.
Production of Audio, and Video
Television and Film
New Media

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me

  • E-mail
  • Phone +33 (0) 6 60 02 34 82
  • Address STORKY, 102 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
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