Originally from southern France, Mr. Paleau was as a news editor in New York City with NBC News Network. He went on to produce award-winning documentaries, films, and television series that have been broadcast around the world on such networks as the BBC, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, France 3, and many more.
For most of the time that he lived and worked in the United States, Mr. Paleau was based in Washington, DC, where he last served as Vice President of Creative Development for Discovery Networks International.
As an Executive Producer for the Discovery Channel, he was responsible for the development and production of a vast selection of specials and series, including the Emmy-nominated documentaries “Cleopatra's Palace,” and “Raising the Mammoth.” The latter of these two programmes still holds the record of being the highest-rated Discovery Channel program to-date.
Before working at Discovery, he had been an Executive Producer for The Learning Channel, where he was responsible for a great number of series and specials, including the award-winning series Science Frontiers.
Upon his return to France in 2005, he served as Head of International Relations for the National Film Board of Canada in their Paris offices, overseeing international partnerships, international co-productions, as well as the day-to-day operations of the NFB's European office. He was also responsible for pre-sales of the NFB’s programs to international broadcasters.
In 2009, Mr. Paleau launched Ange, Bel Ange, specializing in international consulting and international co-productions, aiming to create and promote innovative factual programming.
Recently returned to the United States, Mr. Paleau designed, implemented, and presented a series of workshops and seminars on the Transmedia Experience, International Co-productions, and Storytelling, in association with The Creative Edge Studios, and the Film and Television Studies Department at the University of Maryland.