The team

Laurent Mini – Producer

La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse, based in Paris, is one of the ten leading French independent production companies, producing contemporary, original programming for a world-wide audience.

Founded in 1991, and now directed by Laurent Mini and Karim Samaï, we focus on producing thoughtful, innovative, challenging, yet highly accessible programs for television. Our editorial choices are guided above all by the encounters we make and a director’s impassioned outlook.The team is composed of:

  • Laurent Mini – CEO and Producer
  • Marianne Jestaz – Production and development
  • Hélène Ratero – Production assistant
  • Karim Samaï – CEO
  • Maurice Ribière – Producer Antoine Bamas – Producer
  • Elvira Alves – Production assistant

Our dedication to quality has allowed us to build strong relationships with French and international broadcasters, including: Arte, France 2, France 3, France 5, RFO, RAI, Société Radio Canada, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, History Channel, Planète, BBC, Canal+, NHK, NOVA-WGBH, RTBF, SSR, ERT, Teleacnot, Télé-Québec, TVO-TFO, the Discovery Channel, Cezka TV, ETV, Slovak TV, RTV Slovenija, TVP2, NRK, Skai TV, DR, SVT, WDR.

Nominated five times for the award for Best French TV Producer, La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse received the Jury’s Prize in 2003.