Named after the emblematic producer of French cinema, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, who presided over the Academy from 1993 to 2003, this award honours the producer who has marked the cinematic year.
The 2018 Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award was presented to Marie-Ange Luciani & Hugues Charbonneau (Les Films de Pierre).
They founded the company Les Films de Pierre in 2007 and produced in 2017 "120 battements par minute".
The competition is open to all producers and line producers of any feature film eligible for the César for Best Film that has been nominated at least once during the award year, either for the film itself or for a person who collaborated on the film.
The electoral college is composed of the fifty members of the Association for the Promotion of Cinema as well as all the artists and technicians who have been nominated for the César since 2008 (the year the award was created).
Voting takes place by secret ballot, by electronic voting under the supervision of a bailiff, closed at 9pm on the day of the Producers Dinner.