Patricia Boutinard Rouelle spent the previous 16 years in charge of the different documentary units at France Televisions Group. During that time, she initiated a great number of documentary slots still on the air and developed a policy of prime-time events on France2 and France3 such as the celebrated blue-chip series on prime-time Apocalypse, sold internationally, the very successful prime time programs Rendez vous en terre inconnue acclaimed as the French favourite show and the weekly documentary slot Infrarouge.
She coproduced many series with BBC such as Walking with Dinosaurs and one- shots like D-Day. She initiated the renowned international trilogy on prehistory: L'Odyssée de l'Espèce, Homo Sapiens and The Rise of Man, on France3.
In April 2011, she created her new production company, Nilaya Productions.