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Thomas Boullé (english version)

When Thomas was in high school, it was the early days of the Internet and he couldn’t download or stream TV shows. Back then, the only way for fans from abroad to keep up on US television was to read the transcripts anonymous geeks posted online. That’s how Thomas followed Friends. That’s how he learnt English. And how scriptwriting entered his life. Coming-out as an aspiring writer would have felt more punk than his actual coming-out, so he didn’t. He studied political science at Sciences Po Paris and briefly wore cufflinks. After graduation, he sent out a few short stories in the style of David Sedaris. Those stories, which later became his fourth book, I like sex but I prefer pizza (Flammarion, 2017), got him hired as a development assistant. He then worked for 7 years as an executive at TF1, France’s main broadcaster, where he oversaw several series and TV movies. In 2015, he finally came out to his mom about being a screenwriter. He has since worked as co-head writer on Alice Nevers and written the story arc over 6 seasons of In Tandem, both of which are cop shows with a will-they-won’t-they throughline. He co-adapted the Canadian mini-series For Sarah for a French audience; a show about two families torn apart by a near fatal car accident that their children caused. He served as co-head writer on Blame it on Rousseau, freely adapted from the Spanish comedy series Merlí, about a high school philosophy teacher who is great at giving advice but is terrible at taking it. In 2021, he was awarded the best screenplay award at the Luchon festival for (S)He, a TV movie about a transgender kid. Thomas likes stories that connect people through shared experiences, a bit of irony, and as many plot twists as he can get away with. A Perfect Mother, adapted from Nina Darnton’s novel, was his first experience working both in English and for Netflix.

Curriculum vitae



A Perfect Mother (Netflix, TF1)

4×52’, adapted from Nina Darnton’s novel, co-writer with Carol Noble

Quad Production



(S)He (TF1)

90’, co-writer with Catherine Ramberg

And So On Production

Best screenplay award at Luchon festival



Blame it on Rousseau (France 2)

52’, freely adapted from Merlí (Spain), co-head writer with Agathe Robilliard (2 seasons)

DEMD Production





For Sarah (TF1) 

6×52’, adapted from the Canadian mini-series, co-writer with Pauline Rocafull and Aurélia Morali

Effervescence Production



In Tandem (France 3)   

52’, story-arc writer (6 seasons), writer (5 episodes)

DEMD Production




Alice Nevers (TF1)

52’, co-head writer with Claire Alexandrakis (2 seasons), writer (6 episodes)

Ego Production



As Thomas Raphaël

J’aime le sexe mais je préfère la pizza (I like sex but I prefer pizza)

Flammarion, 2017      

Pour un soir seulement (One Night Only),

Flammarion, 2015

Le Bonheur commence maintenant (Happy starts now)

Flammarion, 2013

La Vie Commence à 20h10 (Life starts at 8pm),

Flammarion, 2011




2008 – 2015

Development executive, TF1

Oversaw writing and production, dramas and comedies


Co-producer, Zodiak Group

Cinq Sœurs, 130 x 26’, France 2


Development assistant, Scarlett Productions             


Speech writer for the president of the CSA (French FCC)


Researcher, Des Racines et des Ailes, France 3 (history documentary show)


Intern, French Ambassy in Czech Rep., Prague, organized French Film Festival


Intern, France 2 Newsroom, watched TV reporters make the evening news

Radio Campus Paris, co-produced and co-hosted literary show (4 years, student project)




Sorbonne, Paris – Master’s degree, Media Law and Management


Paris Institute of Political Science (“Sciences Po”) – Master’s degree, cum laude




*Improv classes in English at The Improfessionals  (4 years)

*Fluent in English

*Intermediate in Spanish