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Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award 2020

© Madeleine Catteau - ENS Louis Lumière pour l'Académie des César 2020

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.

© Madeleine Catteau - ENS Louis Lumière pour l'Académie des César 2020

Toufik Ayadi & Christophe Barral, winners of the 2020 Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award

The Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award was presented to Christophe Barral and Toufik Ayadi (SRAB FILMS).
After participating in the production of about twenty films, they founded their production company, SRAB FILMS, with which they produced "Les Misérables" by Ladj Ly, the film that made them won the award.

The finalists of the 2020 Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award

Bizibi

Emmanuel Agneray

Asifilms / Mandarin Production

Eric Altmayer & Nicolas Altmayer

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2021 – OSS 117. ALERTE ROUGE EN AFRIQUE NOIRE by Nicolas Bedos

2020 – ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon

2020 – T’AS PÉCHO ? by Adeline Picault

2019 – BLANCHE COMME NEIGE by Anne Fontaine

2019 – GRÂCE À DIEU by François Ozon

2019 – LE MYSTÈRE HENRI PICK by Rémi Bezançon

2019 – LA VIE SCOLAIRE by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir

2018 – L’EMPEREUR DE PARIS by Jean-François Richet

2017 – L’AMANT DOUBLE by François Ozon

2017 – BIENVENUE AU GONDWANA by Mamane

2017 – JALOUSE by David and Stéphane Foenkinos

2017 – JOUR J by Reem Kherici

2017 – PATIENTS by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir

2017 – SAHARA by Pierre Coré

2016 – BRICE 3 by James Huth

2016 – CHOCOLAT by Roschdy Zem

2016 – CIGARETTES ET CHOCOLAT CHAUD by Sophie Reine

2016 – FRANTZ bby François Ozon

2016 – LES INNOCENTES de Anne Fontaine

2016 – PATTAYA by Franck Gastambide

2015 – EN EQUILIBRE by Denis Dercourt

2015 – L’ETUDIANTE ET MONSIEUR HENRI by Ivan Calbérac

2015 – NOS FUTURS by Rémi Bezançon

2014 – FASTLIFE by Thomas Ngijol

2014 – MAESTRO by Léa Fazer

2014 – UNE NOUVELLE AMIE by François Ozon

2014 – SAINT LAURENT by Bertrand Bonello

2013 – LE GRAND MECHANT LOUP by Nicolas et Bruno

2013 – JEUNE & JOLIE by François Ozon

2013 – PARIS A TOUT PRIX by Reem Kherici

2012 – DANS LA MAISON by François Ozon

2012 – DE L’AUTRE COTÉ DU PÉRIPH by David Charhon

2012 – LES KAIRA by Franck Gastambide

2011 – LA CONQUÊTE by Xavier Durringer

2011 – PHILIBERT by Sylvain Fusée

2011 – MÊME LA PLUIE by Icíar Bollaín

2011 – UN HEUREUX ÉVÈNEMENT by Rémi Bezançon

2010 – 600 KILOS D’OR PUR by Eric Besnard

2010 – POTICHE by François Ozon

High Sea Production

Patrick André

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After a 20-year career as a producer in short films and advertising, it was in 2014 that Patrick André created the film production company “High Sea Production” following his meeting with producer Charles Gillibert (CG Cinéma) and best-selling author and director Marc Dugain. High Sea puts the script at the centre of the production process, develops new audiovisual formats and promotes auteur cinema. This film production company combines high standards in writing and directing, manufacturing know-how and a dynamic approach to financing systems. Recently, Patrick André produced Papicha, directed by Mounia Meddour and awarded in numerous festivals.

He is also producing Marc Dugain’s next feature film, Eugénie Grandet, an adaptation of Balzac’s novel, which is currently being shot.

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 – SEBASTIEN TELLIER : MANY LIVES by François Valenza

2019 – PAPICHA by Mounia Meddour

2017 – L’ECHANGE DES PRINCESSES by Marc Dugain

2012 – L’AIR DE RIEN by Grégory Magne and Stéphane Viard

Haut et Court

Simon Arnal

Trésor Films

Alain Attal

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Thanks to the production of short films, Alain Attal has, since the early 2000s, gathered around him a team of talented young directors, actors and authors whom he then naturally accompanied for their first feature films: Gilles Lellouche and Tristan Aurouet, Guillaume Canet and Philippe Lefevbre.
These first feature film experiences allowed him to rapidly widen his circle of talents and to gain the loyalty of already confirmed directors such as Nicole Garcia, Radu Mihaileanu or Maïwenn whose film POLISSE won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Continuing his collaboration with the historic directors of Les Productions du Trésor, Alain Attal has also produced, over the years, numerous debut films, thus contributing to the emergence of new talents such as Romain Lévy, Régis Roinsard, Jeanne Herry, Thomas Bidegain and Stéphanie Di Giusto, whom he will naturally accompany for their second opus.
During these years devoted to developing Les Productions du Trésor, now known as Trésor Films, Alain Attal has been very active in the profession, defending independent production and encouraging the development of a rich and quality French cinema. In 2007, he became vice-president of the APC, Association des Producteurs de Cinéma, then in 2013 and 2014, vice-president of the 2nd college of the CNC’s Advance on Receipts.
With more than 30 films produced to date, having amassed nearly 30 million admissions and won prestigious awards and selections at major festivals, Alain Attal continues to defend a certain vision of cinema: independent, demanding and popular.

The first films by Laurent Lafitte and Douglas Attal are currently in post-production at Trésor Films. Alain Attal will also produce this year the next opus of the adventures of Asterix.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – LE CHANT DU LOUP by Antonin Baudry

2019 – NOUS FINIRONS ENSEMBLE by Guillaume Canet

2019 – LES TRADUCTEURS by Régis Roinsard

2018 – LE GRAND BAIN by Gilles Lellouche

2018 – PUPILLE by Jeanne Herry

2017 – ROCK’N ROLL by Guillaume Canet

2016 – LA DANSEUSE by Stéphanie Di Giusto

2016 – MAL DE PIERRES by Nicole Garcia

2015 – LES COWBOYS by Thomas Bidegain

2015 – MON ROI by Maïwenn

2014 – ELLE L’ADORE by Jeanne Herry

2014 – LA PROCHAINE FOIS JE VISERAI LE CŒUR by Cédric Anger

2013 – BLOOD TIES by Guillaume Canet

2012 – POPULAIRE by Régis Roinsard

2012 – RADIOSTARS by Romain Levy

2011 – POLISSE by Maïwenn

2010 – LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS by Guillaume Canet

2010 – UN BALCON SUR LA MER by Nicole Garcia

Srab Films

Toufik Ayadi & Christophe Barral

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Toufik Ayadi began his career in 2001 as a production manager for Humbert Balsan’s Ognon Pictures. He joined Les Films du Worso in 2006, where he is in charge of the post-production of more than twenty feature films.
After studying production at the FEMIS, class of 2009, Christophe Barral was awarded the Producer Scholarship by the Hachette Lagardère Foundation in 2011. In 2006, he joined Les Films du Worso and was in charge of production administration for some twenty feature films.

In addition to their own positions, Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral produce more than twenty short films at Les Films du Worso, including Les Misérables by Ladj Ly and Vers la tendresse by Alice Diop, which won the César for best short film in 2017.

In 2015, Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral founded their company SRAB FILMS and started producing feature films, including Le Petit Locataire by Nadège Loiseau in 2015, La Vie de Château by Modi Barry and Cédric Ido in 2016 and Roulez Jeunesse by Julien Guetta in 2017.

In 2018 they produce Franco Lolli’s An Incredible Mother (Selection at Critics’ Week in 2019), Suburbanites by Kery James and Leïla Sy (Netflix) and Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables (Jury Prize at Cannes and Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Film).

In 2019, they will accompany several debut features such as Africa Mia, the fabulous story of the Maravillas of Mali by Richard Minier and Edouard Salier, Les Méchants by Mouloud Achour, Les Magnétiques by Vincent Cardona and Trois Fois Rien by Nadège Loiseau.

The year 2020 will also mark the start of production of Alice Diop’s first feature film, Saint-Omer, as well as 3 upcoming short films.

FILMOGRAPHY 

2020 – TROIS FOIS RIEN by Nadège Loiseau

2020 – LES MAGNETIQUES by Vincent Cardonna

2020 – LES MECHANTS by Mouloud Achour & Dominique Baumard

2020 – AFRICA MIA, LA FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DES MARAVILLAS DE MALI by Richard Minier & Edouard Salier

2019 – LES MISERABLES by Ladj Ly

2018 – ROULEZ JEUNESSE by Julien Guetta

2017 – LA VIE DE CHATEAU by Modi Barry and Cédric Ido

2016 – LE PETIT LOCATAIRE by Nadège Loiseau

Haut et Court

Caroline Benjo

Mon Voisin Productions

Dominique Besnehard

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

He was born on February 5th in Bois Colombes and grew up between Houlgate and Vire in Normandy.

He was noticed very early on by Jacques Doillon for his professional qualities, then by Claude Berri who took him under his wing and entrusted him with all the castings for the films he produced, from Maurice Pialat to Pierre Granier-Deferre, Claude Sautet and especially Jean Jacques Beineix. Thanks to all these directors, he became one of the greatest discoverers of talent in French cinema in the 80s and he imposed the profession of casting-director until now reserved for American films.

In 1985, he joins the artistic agency Artmedia where he first deals with the new rising generation (Sandrine Bonnaire, Béatrice Dalle, …) but also with several international talents (Sophie Marceau, Nathalie Baye, Christophe Lambert, …) and many directors such as François Ozon, Cédric Kahn, ….

In 2006 he created his own production company with Michel Feller: MON VOISIN PRODUCTIONS. They have produced more than 15 films including “Perfect Mothers” by Anne Fontaine, “Mince Alors” by Charlotte de Turckheim, “Corps Etranger” by Raja Amari and the series “Dix Pour Cent” (nominated for the International Emmy Awards). Sarah Suco’s ” Les éblouis ” was released on November 20th.

In 2008, he created with Marie-France Brière the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival. This elegant and popular event welcomed 47,000 spectators during its 12th edition. Since 2016, Dominique has been the Monsieur Cinéma of the France 5 channel. Every Monday, he presents a classic film of the seventh art.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – LES ÉBLOUIS by Sarah Suco

2019 – PAUVRE GEORGES ! by Claire Devers

2018 – CORPS ÉTRANGER by Raja Amari

2017 – BONNE POMME by Florence Quentin

2015 – JE SUIS UN SOLDAT by Laurent Larivière

2014 – BREVES DE COMPTOIR by Jean-Michel Ribes

2013 – PERFECT MOTHERS by Anne Fontaine

2012 – J’ENRAGE DE SON ABSENCE by Sandrine Bonnaire

2012 – MINCE ALORS ! by Charlotte de Turckheim

2011 – AVANT L’AUBE by Raphaël Jacoulot

2011 – RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC UN ANGE by Sophie de Daruvar and Yves Thomas

photo © Hélène Pambrun

Stella Maris Pictures

Anissa Bonnefont

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Anissa Bonnefont was born in Paris in 1984. After studying theatre in New York at the Lee Strasberg Institute, she decided to go behind the camera and directed two short films “Hasta la Vista Fanfan” and “Une Nuit dans Paris”, both of which were a great success in festivals and sold in France and internationally to TV channels.

She writes various scripts for feature films, notably with Italian directors Paolo Sorrentino and Andrea Di Stefano. Anissa went through advertising and music video direction before directing her third short film for the British Fashion Council with the star dancers of the Paris Opera. She will also be second unit director on Andrea Di Stefano’s latest film “The Informer” with Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike and Joel Kinnaman before directing her first documentary “Wonder Boy, Olivier Rousteing, Né Sous X” which will be released on cinema screens in France and abroad.

Anissa got into production thanks to this documentary for which she will set up her own company, Stella Maris Pictures. She is currently developing new projects.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – WONDER BOY OLIVIER ROUSTEING, NÉ SOUS X by Anissa Bonnefont

3B Productions

Jean Bréhat & Rachid Bouchareb

JEAN BRÉHAT’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Jean Bréhat was born in Paris.

In 1980, he became a professor of mathematics and in 1985, general manager and then production manager.

In 1991, he produced his first film Cheb with his partner Rachid Bouchareb who directed it.

Since then, he has produced 45 films with 11 official Oscar entries (Best Foreign Language Film) and 4 nominations, 12 awards at Cannes including 3 Palmes d’Or for Best Actor and Best Actress, 2 Grand Prix, 1 Silver Bear at Berlin and many other awards at major festivals. He produces the films of his partner, Rachid Bouchared and other directors such as Bruno Dumont, Roschdy Zem, Youssef Chahine, Ziad Doueri, Karim Dridi etc…

He teaches regularly at La Fémis, is a member of numerous CNC commissions, and is a member of the César and Oscar academies.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – JEANNE by Bruno Dumont

2018 – LE FLIC DE BELLEVILLE by Rachid Bouchareb

2018 – L’INSULTE by Ziad Doueiri

2016 – CHOUF by Karim Dridi

2016 – MA LOUTE by Bruno Dumont

2016 – MERCENAIRE by Sacha Wolff

2014 – LA VOIE DE L’ENNEMI by Rachid Bouchareb

2013 – L’ATTENTAT by Ziad Doueiri

2013 – CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 by Bruno Dumont

2011 – DESSINE-TOI… by Gilles Porte

2011 – HORS SATAN by Bruno Dumont

2011 – OMAR M’A TUER by Roschdy Zem

2010 – HORS-LA-LOI by Rachid Bouchareb

Epithète Films

Frédéric Brillion

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

In 1985, Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand joined forces and created the independent film production company Epithète Films.

Epithète Films produces about thirty feature films. Flagship authors: Patrice Leconte, Jean-Pierre Jeunet… a privileged cast: Guillaume Canet, Charles Berling, Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Helena Bonham Carter… And a varied selection, combining both public success: more than 6.5M spectators for the trilogy of BELLE ET SEBASTIEN 1.5M and 0.7M spectators respectively for MALABAR PRINCESS and TU SERAS MON FILS.

And a certain critical recognition with numerous selections and prizes in prestigious festivals. In 1997 Epithète Films won the César for Best Film, a BAFTA, a Donatello and an Oscar nomination for RIDICULE, which also opened the Cannes Film Festival.

Frédéric Brillion was also a member of the Commission d’Agrément from 1997 to 2005; president of the National Film Commission from 2003 to 2005, then president of the Agrément from 2005 to 2011. Since 2018, he has been president of the Union des Producteurs de Cinéma.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – LES EBLOUIS by Sarah Suco

2019 – EXFILTRES by Emmanuel Hamon

2018 – LES BONNES INTENTIONS by Gilles Legrand

2017 – BELLE ET SEBASTIEN, LE DERNIER CHAPITRE by Clovis Cornillac

2015 – BELLE ET SEBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE by Christian Duguay

2015 – L’ODEUR DE LA MANDARINE by Gilles Legrand

2015 – AU PLUS PRES DU SOLEIL by Yves Angelo

2014 – A COUP SÛR by Delphine de Vigan

2013 – BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN by Nicolas Vanier

2013 – L’EXTRAVAGANT VOYAGE DU JEUNE ET PRODIGIEUX T.S. SPIVET by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

2011 – TU SERAS MON FILS by Gilles Legrand

2010 – NO ET MOI bby Zabou Breitman

Why Not Productions

Pascal Caucheteux

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Pascal Caucheteux founded Why Not Productions with Grégoire Sorlat in 1990, an independent production company that has always defended a demanding and popular auteur cinema. Loyalty to authors is at the heart of the editorial policy. Why Not Productions has thus initiated or accompanied the careers of Arnaud Desplechin (Comment je me suis disputé… (Ma vie sexuelle), Rois et Reine, Un conte de Noël, Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse, Roubaix une lumière…), Xavier Beauvois (N’oublie pas que tu vas mourir, Le Petit lieutenant, Des hommes et des dieux…), Jacques Audiard (De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté, Un prophète, De rouille et d’os, Dheepan, Les Frères Sisters…), Bruno Podalydès (Dieu seul me voit, Le Mystère de la chambre jaune, Adieu Berthe, Comme un avion, Bécassine! …), Jean-François Richet (Ma 6.T va crack-er, Assaut sur le central 13, Blood Father…).

Other prestigious filmmakers with whom Why Not Productions has collaborated include Claude Lanzmann, Philippe Garrel, Claire Denis, Noémie Lvosky, Christophe Honoré – as well as foreign directors Ken Loach, Cristian Mungiu, Lou Ye, Gregg Araki, Pablo Larrain, Lynne Ramsay, and Andrei Zviaguintsev.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – LA CROISADE by Louis Garrel

2020 – A.D.N. by Maïwenn

2020 – LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès

2020 – DE BAS ETAGE by Yassine Qnia

2020 – IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi

2019 – CHANSON DOUCE by Lucie Borleteau

2019 – SORRY WE MISSED YOU by Ken Loach

2019 – ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIERE by Arnaud Desplechin

2019 – BLACK SNAKE, LA LEGENDE DU SERPENT NOIR by Karole Rocher and Thomas NGijol

2018 – L’HOMME FIDELE by Louis Garrel

2018 – LES FRERES SISTERS by Jacques Audiard

2018 – BECASSINE ! by Bruno Podalydès

2017 – A BEAUTIFUL DAY by Lynne Ramsay

2017 – FAUTE D’AMOUR by Andreï Zviaguintsev

2017 – LES FANTOMES D’ISMAËL by Arnaud Desplechin

2017 – JACKIE by Pablo Larrain

2016 – BACCALAUREAT by Cristian Mungiu

2016 – MOI, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach

2016 – BLOOD FATHER by Jean-François Richet

2016 – LA TORTUE ROUGE by Michael Dudok de Wit

2015 – DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard

2015 – TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE by Arnaud Desplechin

2015 – COMME UN AVION by Bruno Podalydès

2014 – LA RANÇON DE LA GLOIRE by Xavier Beauvois

2014 – FIDELIO – L’ODYSSEE D’ALICE by Lucie Borleteau

2014 – WHITE BIRD by Gregg Araki

2014 – JIMMY’S HALL by Ken Loach

2013 – JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPIE D’UN INDIEN DES PLAINES) by Arnaud Desplechin

2012 – AMERICAN NIGHTMARE by James De Monaco

2012 – AU-DELA DES COLLINES by Cristian Mungiu

2012 – DE ROUILLE ET D’OS by Jacques Audiard

2012 – ADIEU BERTHE – L’ENTERREMENT DE MEME by Bruno Podalydès

2012 – LA PART DES ANGES by Ken Loach

2011 – LOVE AND BRUISES by Lou Ye

2010 – LES BIEN-AIMES by Christophe Honoré

2010 – ROUTE IRISH by Ken Loach

2010 – DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX by Xavier Beauvois

2010 – KABOOM by Gregg Araki

2010 – HAPPY FEW by Antony Cordier

Mars Cinéma / Mars Films

Stéphane Célérier

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Stéphane Célérier holds a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Management of Cultural Institutions from the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has been managing MARS FILMS since 1998. As a distributor, he has many successes to his credit such as DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX, MINUIT A PARIS, POLISSE, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, MOONLIGHT, SAUVER OU PERIR or GRACE A DIEU.
Stéphane Célérier is also executive producer of LA FAMILLE BELIER, DEMAIN TOUT COMMENCE, LE JEU, LOURDES, MON INCONNUE and J’IRAI OÙTU IRAS.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – LOURDES by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

2019 – MON INCONNUE by Hugo Gélin

2019 – J’IRAI OÙ TU IRAS by Géraldine Nakache

2018 – LE JEU by Fred Cavayé

2016 – DEMAIN, TOUT COMMENCE by Hugo Gélin

2014 – LA FAMILLE BÉLIER by Eric Lartigau

Lilies Films

Bénédicte Couvreur

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After graduating from La Fémis, she began her career with Productions Balthazar, where she produced fiction in many forms – short films, fictions for Arte and several feature films – including Céline Sciamma’s first film, Naissance des Pieuvres. At the same time, she works on the production of Olivier Meyrou’s documentaries for Hold-up Films, notably Au-delà de la haine (Teddy Award, Berlinale) and Céline Sciamma’s Célébration (Panorama, Berlinale). Then she took over the management of Hold-up Films in 2009 and created Lilies Films in 2010 to co-produce, under the two banners, Tomboy, then Bande de filles and Céline Sciamma’s Portait de la jeune fille en feu. For ten years, she also shared the selection of projects for Emergence with Elisabeth Depardieu. Lilies Films is the winner of the 2014 IFCiC Young Independent Production Company Award.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU by Céline Sciamma

2018 – CELEBRATION by Olivier Meyrou

2014 – BANDE DE FILLES by Céline Sciamma

2011 – TOMBOY by Céline Sciamma

2007 – L’HOMME QUI REVAIT D’UN ENFANT by Delphine Gleize

2007 – NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES by Céline Sciamma

2007 – LA PART ANIMALE by Sébastien Jaudeau

Les Armateurs

Reginald de Guillebon

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

An alumnus of the University of Iowa, Sciences Po Paris, EM Lyon and Les Gobelins, Reginald de Guillebon has been the founding president of HILDEGARDE since 2002, a network of companies active in higher education in film and the arts, literature, film and audiovisual production, media and exhibition.

Reginald began his career as a private equity investor at Siparex in Lyon, then carried out more than 50 IPOs as an investment banker, before becoming Secretary General of GECI International, a listed company.

Reginald has been a film and series producer since 2014 through 3 production structures: Les Armateurs, Folimage, and Partners in Crime.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec

2018 – COMME DES GARCONS by Julien Hallard

Xilam Animation

Marc du Pontavice

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

President of Xilam Animation, Marc du Pontavice began his career at GAUMONT where he co-founded GAUMONT Television (1991-95), for which he supervised the production of some one hundred hours of prime time fiction, including the series Highlander. He then created GAUMONT Multimedia in 1995, whose assets he bought in 1999 to found Xilam Animation, which he floated on the stock market in 2002.

Xilam has since established itself as one of the world’s leading animation production companies with worldwide successes, including the series Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko, and numerous awards (including 7 nominations and two prizes at the Annecy festival). In 20 years, he has built up a catalogue of more than 2,000 episodes of animated series broadcast in more than 190 countries. Xilam currently employs more than 400 people, including 300 artists.

Through his two labels Xilam and Oneworld, Marc du Pontavice has also produced a dozen feature films, both live action (notably Gainsbourg, Joann Sfar’s heroic life) and animation (Jeremy Clapin’s J’ai perdu mon corps), which have won several selections at major festivals (Cannes, Venice, Annecy, etc.) and a total of 11 César nominations and one Oscar nomination.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – J’AI PERDU MON CORPS by Jérémy Clapin

2018 – FRERES ENNEMIS by David Oelhoffen

2014 – LOIN DES HOMMES by David Oelhoffen

2013 – OGGY ET LES CAFARDS by Olivier Jean Marie

2011 – LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS by Yann Samuell

2010 – GAINSBOURG, VIE HEROIQUE by Joann Sfar

Quad

Nicolas Duval Adassovsky

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Born in 1958, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky began his career as a producer of advertising films, first for the company Only You, then by founding QUAD in 1993.

In 2003, Nicolas met Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and produced their first feature film, Je Préfère qu’on Reste Amis, which was followed by Nos Jours Heureux, which became cult for an entire generation. Critical and commercial successes such as Pascal Chaumeil’s L’Arnacoeur, La Vache, by Mohamed Hamidi, the animated film Ballerina, Le Sens de la Fête and Hors Normes by Toledano & Nakache will follow, not forgetting of course one of the biggest international box office hits, Intouchables.

Nicolas Duval Adassovsky has now extended his activity to television, documentaries and various contents, as well as 2D, 3D animation and post-production.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – FORTE by Katia Lewkowicz

2020 – UNE BELLE EQUIPE by Mohamed Hamidi

2019 – HORS NORMES by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

2019 – JUSQU’ICI TOUT VA BIEN by Mohamed Hamidi

2019 – ROXANE by Mélanie Auffret

2018 – DANS LA BRUME by Daniel Roby

2018 – LA MORT DE STALINE by Armando Iannucci

2017 – LE SENS DE LA FETE by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

2017 – UN SAC DE BILLES by Christian Duguay

2016 – BALLERINA by Eric Warin & Eric Summer

2016 – LA VACHE by Mohamed Hamidi

2014 – LE PERE NOEL by Alexandre Coffre

2014 – SAMBA by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

2013 – EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL by Alexandre Coffre

2013 – NE QUELQUE PART by Mohamed Hamidi

2012 – 30° COULEUR by Lucien Jean-Baptiste

2012 – UN PLAN PARFAIT by Pascal Chaumeil

2011 – INTOUCHABLES by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

2011 – JE N’AI RIEN OUBLIE by Bruno Chiche

2011 – UNE PURE AFFAIRE by Alexandre Coffre

2010 – L’ARNACŒUR by Pascal Chaumeil

Mon Voisin Productions

Michel Feller

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Of Belgian nationality, he studied Plastic Arts and then at the Royal Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Brussels.

He moved to Paris in 1988. An actor for about ten years, he plays in the theatre, for television and cinema. He then created a theatre company in Paris and produced several shows in France and abroad. He also directed two short films, the last of which was selected in official competition at the Venice Film Festival. He then joined the team of Artmédia agents. He stayed there for five years and represented, among others, Isabelle Adjani, Olivier Gourmet, Valérie Bonneton, Dany Boon, Jérémie Renier, Jean-Paul Rouve, … Luc Besson told him about his project to create a studio and asked him to join him as a producer at Leeloo Productions, which quickly became EuropaCorp, where he developed and produced, among others, Moi César and Michou d’Aubert. In 2008, he founded Mon Voisin Productions with Dominique Besnehard and produced Perfect Mothers, Avant-l’Aube, Mince Alors! Je suis un soldat, Les éblouis and the series Dix pour cent.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – LES ÉBLOUIS by Sarah Suco

2018 – CORPS ÉTRANGER by Raja Amari

2015 – JE SUIS UN SOLDAT by Laurent Larivière

2014 – BREVES DE COMPTOIR by Jean-Michel Ribes

2013 – PERFECT MOTHERS by Anne Fontaine

2012 – J’ENRAGE DE SON ABSENCE by Sandrine Bonnaire

2012 – MINCE ALORS ! by Charlotte de Turckheim

2011 – AVANT L’AUBE by Raphaël Jacoulot

2011 – RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC UN ANGE by Sophie de Daruvar and Yves Thomas

Zazi Films

Laetitia Galitzine & Hugo Gélin

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Hugo Gélin, founder and partner of ZAZI FILMS

Author, director and producer

He founded Zazi Films in 2008 and produced his first feature film Comme des frères. A road-movie about friendship that has been a great success at numerous festivals, including two nominations at the 2013 Césars in the Best First Film and Best Male Hope categories for Pierre Niney.

A year later, he co-wrote and produced La Cage Dorée, a film by Ruben Alves. A box-office success, this film won the Audience Award at the Alpes d’Huez Festival and the European Film Awards 2013.

For television, Hugo produced the 3 seasons of Casting(s), the series of sketches directed by Pierre Niney and broadcast on Canal + during the Cannes Film Festival, as well as unreleased episodes for the Césars. Zazi Films then quickly established itself in the comedy genre.

His second feature film Demain Tout Commence avec Omar Sy is one of the biggest successes of 2016. The film gathered 3.2 million spectators in France and travelled all over the world, becoming the French-language film most seen abroad with more than 5 million admissions outside France. In 2017 and 2018 it won the Comédie Unifrance prize at the Alpe d’Huez Festival as well as two awards at the Trophées du Film Français: the trophy for the French film most seen internationally and the Audience Award.

Hugo is directing his third feature film, Mon Inconnue, a romantic comedy produced by Zazi Films and Mars Films. Released in theatres on April 3, 2019, this film has already won the Best Film Award at the Cabourg Festival and its lead actor, François Civil, won the Interpretation Award at the Alpe d’Huez Festival 2019.

Today, Hugo is developing many projects and is preparing to release on March 11th, Ruben Alves’ second film, Miss, already selected in official competition at the Alpe d’Huez Festival 2020.

Laëtitia Galitzine

After studying law, Laetitia Galitzine learned her trade in various production companies (LOMA NASHA FILMS, EUROPACORP, FEW).

Between 2008 and 2011, Laetitia Galitzine produced her first two films within the company ZAZI FILMS, which she edited with Hugo Gélin and Danièle Delorme, COMME DES FRÈRES, LA CAGE DORÉE, before creating CHAPKA FILMS alone.

Then in 2012, she joined forces with Philippe Rousselet, VENDÔME PRODUCTIONS, and produced four films with him, two as co-delegate (TOUT POUR ÊTRE HEURIEUX, COMMENT J’AI RENCONTRÉNTRÉ MON PÈRE), and two in executive production (DEMAIN TODAIN TO BEGIN, L’UN DANS L’AUTRE).

Since 2016, she is totally independent, and has produced three films:

MON INCONNUE, directed by Hugo Gélin (co-produced by ZAZI FILMS and MARS FILMS), released in April 2019

MISS, directed by Ruben Alves (co-produced by ZAZI FILMS, distributed by WARNER), released March 11, 2020.

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES, directed by Caroline Vignal (co-produced by LA FILMERIE, distributed by DIAPHANA), scheduled for release at the end of August 2020.

Upcoming shootings 2020/2021:

DANS UN MONDE IDÉAL, by Emilie Frèche

QUATRE HEURES DE SOMMEIL, by Cécilia Rouaud

PETIT JÉSUS, by Julien Rigoulot

LES CHÈVRES AUSSI S’ÉVANOUISSENT, by Marie Rémond

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 – MISS by Ruben Alves

2019 – MON INCONNUE by Hugo Gélin

2017 – COMMENT J’AI RENCONTRE MON PERE by Maxime Motte (produced by Laetitia Galitzine for Chapka Films)

2017 – L’UN ET L’AUTRE by Bruno Chiche (produced by Laetitia Galitzine for Vendôme Production )

2016 – TOUT POUR ETRE HEUREUX by Cyril Gelblat (produced by Laetitia Galitzine for Chapka Films)

2013 – LA CAGE DOREE by Ruben Alves

2012 – COMME DES FRERES by Hugo Gélin

Mars Cinéma / Mars Films

Valérie Garcia

KG Productions

Alexandre Gavras

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Alexandre Gavras studied film at New York University. He graduated at the top of his class with his graduation film La Plante. Back in France, he is assistant director for Jean Teulé, Liria Begeja and Tony Gatlif in cinema and David Fincher, Tarsem, Peter Smilie in advertising. He directed his first short film Tueur De Petits Poissons, which won over 100 festival selections, 50 awards and a César nomination. He launches into production with AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE by Xavier Legrand, which wins over 100 festival awards, the César for Best Short Film and an Oscar nomination. Then his feature film JUSQU’A LA GARDE received two awards at the Venice Film Festival (Silver Lion for best director and Lion for first film). In 2019 the film receives 5 César including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Screenplay…

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gavras

2018 – JUSQU’À LA GARDE by Xavier Legrand

photo © Geraldine Aresteanu

The Ink Connection

Xavier Gens & Grégoire Gensollen

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Gens and Gensollen founded The Ink Connection in 2010 to produce original, strong and risky stories together. They are adept at complex international co-productions and like to take risks with new authors with atypical profiles, opening new perspectives on the world.

After a few short films, they produced their first feature film “Where Is Rocky II? (2016), a hybrid documentary with elements of fiction, directed by contemporary artist Pierre Bismuth (Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”). Then they produce the metaphorical genre film “Cold Skin” (2017) directed by Xavier Gens, then “Papicha” (2019) directed by Mounia Meddour, who represented Algeria at the Oscars in 2020 after its debut in official selection at Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

Their professional backgrounds are very distinct and complementary. Gens is a director (“Frontier(s), Hitman, The Divide, Crucifixion, Cold Skin and the comedy Budapest, as well as the HBO series “Gangs of London”), while Gensollen is an executive expert in distribution, international sales, production and financing, who joined Tucker Tooley Entertainment as COO in 2016, after a decade at FilmNation and Lionsgate. Grégoire was recognized by Variety in their 2012 “Hollywood New Leaders” list.

Grégoire and Xavier were recognized by Variety in their list of “10 Producers to Watch” in 2019.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – PAPICHA by Mounia Meddour

2017 – COLD SKIN by Xavier Gens

2016 – WHERE IS ROCKY ? by Pierre Bismuth

Zadig Films

Mélanie Gerin & Paul Rozenberg

CG Cinéma

Charles Gillibert

Pan-Européenne

Philippe Godeau

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Philippe Godeau was first distributor with among others 4 weddings and 1 funeral of Mike Newell, Les nuits fauves by Cyril Collard, Regarde les hommes tomber by Jacques Audiard, Usual suspects by Brian Singer, Les roseaux sauvages by André Téchiné…

In 1990, on the strength of these first successes as a distributor, he started producing with his Pan-European company.

Since then, he has produced nearly 40 films, including Le Garçu by Maurice Pialat, Le 8ème jour and Mr Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael, Mariages by Valérie Guignabodet, Les sœurs fâchées by Alexandra Leclère, Les 3 frères le retour des Inconnus and recently Raoul Taburin by Pierre Godeau adapted from Sempé’s graphic novel.

The arrival in 2003 of Nathalie Gastaldo as associate producer is fully in line with a logic of development of the production pole building its own family of authors, Les Emotifs Anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris, Largo Winch 1 & 2 and L’Odyssée by Jérôme Salle.

Since its inception, Philippe Godeau’s permanent objective has been to choose quality auteur films, however popular they may be.

He is producing the next feature film by Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien, currently in shooting.

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He went behind the camera in 2009 with Le dernier pour la route with François Cluzet and Mélanie Thierry (5 nominations at the César) then in 2013 with 11.6 with François Cluzet and Bouli Lanners and in 2019 with Yao with Omar Sy.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – PRESQUE by Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien

2019 – CHANSON DOUCE by Lucie Borleteau

2019 – YAO by Philippe Godeau

2019 – RAOUL RABUTIN by Pierre Godeau

2016 – L’ODYSEE by Jérôme Salle

2015 – LE GRAND PARTAGE by Alexandre Leclère

2015 – UNE FAMILLE A LOUER by Jean-Pierre Améris

2014 – LES TROIS FRERES LE RETOUR by Bernard Campan, Didier Bourdon and Pascal Légitimus

2013 – 11.6 by Phillippe Godeau

2010 – LARGO WINCH 2 by Jérôme salle

2010 – LES EMOTIFS ANONYMES by Jean-Pierre Améris

2010 – MR NOBODY by Jaco Van Dormael

Légendaire / Légende

Alain Goldman

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Alain Goldman created the film production company Légende Films in 1992 when he produced the film 1492: Christopher Columbus, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Gérard Depardieu.

Its eclectic editorial line and its ability to produce films of international stature have made Légende Films one of the major players in independent film production. Alain Goldman has produced films by Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Roland Joffé, Matthieu Kassovitz, Olivier Dahan, Alain Chabat and Roman Polanski, as well as debut films by Fabrice Eboué, Gad Elmaleh, Anthony Marciano, Cédric Jimenez, the Palmashow, Alexis Michalik and Laure de Clermont Tonnerre.

In 2018, Alain Goldman produced the series The Spy for Netflix, directed by Gideon Raff (Homeland) and starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – J’ACCUSE by Roman Polanski

2019 – EDMOND by Alexis Michalik

2019 – NEVADA by Laure de Clermont Tonnerre

2017 – HHhH by Cédric Jimenez

2017 – SANTA & CIE by Alain Chabat

201 – LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LEON by Jonathan Barré

2016 – LA TOUR 2 CONTRÔLE INFERNALE by Eric Judor

2016 – TOUT, TOUT DE SUITE by Richard Berry

2015 – AVIS DE MISTRAL by Rose Bosc

2015 – LA FRENCH by Cédric Jimenez

2013 – LES GAMINS by Anthony Marciano

2013 -PAULETTE by Jérôme Enrico

2011 – CASE DÉPART by Fabrice Eboué, Thomas Ngigol, and Lionel Steketee

2010 – FATAL by Michaël Youn

2010 – MY OWN LOVE SONG by Olivier Dahan

2010 – LA RAFLE by Rose Bosch

Petit à Petit Production

Rebecca Houzel

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After a DEA devoted to Soviet history and a year’s scholarship in Moscow, Rebecca Houzel decided on her return to France to work in parallel in documentary filmmaking and cinema production.

In 2006, after several films and experiences in various production companies, she co-founded the company Petit à Petit production in which she now mainly produces documentaries for the cinema and television, which have been noticed and awarded in many international festivals. She accompanies young authors on their first film, as well as experienced directors, and begins to develop feature-length fiction films. She benefits from a solid international network, particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe where she follows filmmakers Alexander Abaturov and Alexander Kuznetsov.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – 68, MON PERE ET LES CLOUS by Samuel Bigiaoui

2019 – LE FILS by Alexander Abaturov

2016 – MANUEL DE LIBERATION by Alexander Kuznetsov

Kallouche Cinéma

Jean-Rachid

Les Films Du Kiosque

François Kraus & Denis Pineau-Valencienne

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

LES FILMS DU KIOSQUE was created in 1995 by François KRAUS, a graduate of the FEMIS Production Department and winner of the 1998 Bourse Jeune Producteur de la Fondation Hachette Lagardère.

Denis PINEAU-VALENCIENNE, a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, joined him in 1997. To date, they have produced 29 French feature films, including 14 debut films, a single and two television series.

They have received a total of 37 CÉSAR nominations, including 4 nominations for debut films: “LES CHATOUILLES” by Andréa BESCOND and Éric METAYER, “MONSIEUR ET MADAME ADELMAN” by Nicolas BEDOS, “QU’ALLAH BÉNISSE LA FRANCE” by ABD AL MALIK and “PARDONNEZ-MOI” by MAÏWENN.

Among the 15 directors produced, there are also François FAVRAT ” LE RÔLE DE SA VIE “, Florent-Emilio SIRI ” L’ENNEMI INTIME “, or Igor GOTESMAN ” FIVE ” or ” FAMILY BUSINESS “, and 7 directors including Emmanuelle BERCOT ” LA TÊTE HAUTE “, Marion VERNOUX ” LES BEAUX JOURS “, or MAÏWENN ” LE BAL DES ACTRICES “.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – LA BONNE ÉPOUSE by Martin Provost

2019 – LA BELLE ÉPOQUE by Nicolas Bedos

2018 – LES CHATOUILLES by Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer

2018 – BONHOMME by Marion Vernoux

2017 – MONSIEUR & MADAME ADELMAN by Nicolas Bedos

2017 – TOUT NOUS SÉPARE by Thierry Klifa

2016 – FIVE by Igor Gotesman

2016 – ET TA SŒUR by Marion Vernoux

2015 – BOOMERANG by François Favrat

2015 – PAPA LUMIÈRE by Ada Loueilh

2015 – LA TÊTE HAUTE by Emmanuelle Bercot

2014 – QU’ALLAH BÉNISSE LA FRANCE by Abd Al Malik

2013 – LES BEAUX JOURS by Marion Vernoux

2011 – LOW COST by Maurice Barthélemy

2010 – MON POTE by Marc Esposito

2010 – CES AMOURS-LÀ by Claude Lelouch

Petit à Petit Production

Camille Laemlé

Haut et Court

Barbara Letellier

Les Films du Bal

Judith Lou Lévy & Eve Robin

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Judith Lou Lévy

After graduating from Sciences-Po in 2007, Judith Lou Lévy did several internships in production, notably with Gilles Sandoz at Maia Cinéma. Then, she met Isild le Besco who entrusted her with the production direction of her feature film BAS FONDS. The experience in the field was formative, but she feels the desire and the need to arrive earlier in the conception of the projects. For a little over a year, she worked with Georges-Marc Benamou as head of feature film development. In 2011, she decides to set up her own structure Les Films du Bal, to be at the origin of projects with authors of her generation that she meets. In addition to the projects she develops as executive producer, she is also in charge of the executive production of two short films by Bertrand Bonello (WHERE ARE YOU BERTRAND BONELLO? and SARAH WINCHESTER, OPÉRA FANTOM).

Eve Robin

After graduating with a degree in cinema and law, and after training at Atelier Ludwigsburg Paris, specialising in international co-productions, Eve Robin first spent nearly 4 years at KIDAM, where she worked as a production manager, then as an executive producer, mainly on short films. Then, she returned to Les Films du Poisson where she worked on several feature films and TV unit successively as production manager, then executive producer. At the beginning of 2016, she joins forces with Judith Lou Lévy at Les Films du Bal.

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 – LES FOUS SONT DANS LA VILLE by Ilan Klipper

2019 – ATLANTIQUE by Mati Diop

Dharamsala

Isabelle Madelaine

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Dharamsala was created in 2001 by Isabelle Madelaine, winner of the Fondation Hachette du jeune producteur and in 2013 received the IFCIC Award for Independent Production Company.

The company has produced some fifteen short and medium-length films, including “Peau de Vache” by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, “Cousins” by Lyes Salem and “C’est gratuit pour les filles” by Claire Burger and Marie Amachoukeli, which won the César for best short film in 2003, 2005 and 2010 respectively.

Dharamsala has also produced 10 feature films, including this year Claire Burger’s second film “C’est ça l’amour”, presented in Venice and Alice Winocour’s third feature film, “Proxima”, presented in Toronto and San Sebastian.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – C’EST ÇA L’AMOUR by Claire Burger

2019 – PROXIMA by Alice Winocour

2015 – BÉBE TIGRE by Cyprien Vial

2015 – MARYLAND by Alice Winocour

2014 – L’ORANAIS by Lyes Salem

2012 – AUGUSTINE by Alice Winocour

2011 – POUPOUPIDOU by Gérard Hustache-Mathieu

2010 – ILLÉGAL by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Les Films Pelléas

Philippe Martin & David Thion

PHILIPPE MARTIN’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Philippe Martin founded Films Pelléas in March 1990.

That year he received the first Bourse du Jeune Producteur from the Fondation Hachette, and was awarded the Georges de Beauregard Young Producer Prize in 1996.

He is the author of two books of interviews “Mag Bodard, portrait d’une producerrice” (La Tour Verte) and “Pierre Chevalier, l’homme des possibles” (Arte éditions/Séguier).

Since 2016, Philippe Martin has also been artistic director of the 3rd Stage, the digital platform of the Paris National Opera.

DAVID THION’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After training in production at La Fémis, David Thion began his career at Films Pelléas in 1997. In twenty years, he has produced more than twenty feature films there.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – CHAMBRE 212 by Christophe Honoré

2019 – SIBYL by Justine Triet

2018 – EN LIBERTÉ ! by Pierre Salvadori

2018 – NOS BATAILLES by Guillaume Senez

2018 – PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE by Christophe Honoré

2018 – MAYA by Mia Hansen-Løve

2018 – MADAME HYDE by Serge Bozon

2017 – EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES by Karim Moussaoui

2017 – L’OPÉRA by Jean-Stéphane Bron

2016 – DIAMANT NOIR by Arthur Harari

2016 – LES MALHEURS DE SOPHIE by Christophe Honoré

2016 – PEUR DE RIEN by Danielle Arbid

2016 – LA PRUNELLE DE MES YEUX by Axelle Ropert

2016 – RÉPARER LES VIVANTS by Katell Quillévéré

2014 – L’ARMEE DU SALUT by Abdellah Taïa

2014 – DANS LA COUR by Pierre Salvadori

2014 – L’EXPERIENCE BLOCHER by Jean-Stéphane Bron

2014 – LES GRANDES ONDES (A L’OUEST) by Lionel Baier

2014 – METAMORPHOSES by Christophe Honoré

2014 – MON AMIE VICTORIA by Jean Paul Civeyrac

2014 – UN BEAU DIMANCHE by Nicole Garcia

2013 – TIP TOP by Serge Bozon

2013 – TIREZ LA LANGUE, MADEMOISELLE by Axelle Ropert

2012 – ALYAH by Elie Wajeman

2012 – TRAVIATA ET NOUS by Philippe Béziat

2011 – LET MY PEOPLE GO ! by Mikael Buch

2011 – NOCES by Philippe Béziat

2011 – UN AMOUR DE JEUNESSE by Mia Hansen-Løve

2010 – CLEVELAND CONTRE WALL STREET by Jean-Stéphane Bron

2010 – COMMISSARIAT by Ilan Klipper and Virgil Vernier

2010 – DE VRAIS MENSONGES by Pierre Salvadori

2010 – DES FILLES EN NOIR by Jean Paul Civeyrac

3B Productions

Muriel Merlin

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Muriel Merlin was born on 21 September 1962 in Paris.
Associate and Executive Producer and Delegate Producer.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – JEANNE by Bruno Dumont

2019 – LA VÉRITÉ by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

2018 – LE FLIC DE BELLEVILLE by Rachid Bouchareb

2017 – JEANNETTE by Bruno Dumont

2016 – MA LOUTE by Bruno Dumont

2013 – CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 by Bruno Dumont

2011 – HORS SATAN by Bruno Dumont

2011 – DESSINE-TOI… by Gilles Porte

Unité de Production

Bruno Nahon

KG Productions

Michèle Ray-Gavras

Les Films du Premier / Les Films du 24

Romain Rojtman

Nord-Ouest Films

Christophe Rossignon & Philip Boëffard

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After a career as an engineer, Christophe Rossignon joined the LAZENNEC company in 1990, created by Alain Rocca and Adeline Lécallier. He produced 10 short films, including those by Mathieu Kassovitz and Tran Anh Hung, then became a partner in LAZENNEC and moved on to feature films, including La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz and L’odeur de la papaye verte by Tran Ang Hung.
For his part, after studying engineering at the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, Philip Boëffard joined LAZENNEC in 1992, where he worked in management control and then with Bertrand Faivre in the short film department. He then spent five years in the world of finance and consulting at KPMG AUDIT.
In 1999, Christophe and Philip joined forces to create their production company, NORD-OUEST. From the very beginning, the editorial line of production is structured around strong and eclectic choices: various film genres, risk-taking, family and human comedies, historical frescoes, politically engaged films… Christophe and Philip are as faithful to their instincts as they are to their directors: Christian Carion, Philippe Lioret, Vincent Garenq and Michel Ocelot have become recurring figures in the NORTHWEST house, which nevertheless leaves the door open to other talents, such as Nils Tavernier, Safy Nebbou and Stéphane Brizé.
19 years later, NORD-OUEST has a filmography of more than forty films produced or co-produced, and has integrated a third associate producer, Pierre Guyard (Les Combattants, Ce sentiment de l’été, Ami-ami…). The company also has a documentary department, and is currently developing a TV branch (series and single films).

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2019 – AU NOM DE LA TERRE by Edouard Bergeon

2018 – DILILI À PARIS by Michel Ocelot

2018 – EN GUERRE by Stéphane Brizé

2017 – MON GARÇON by Christian Carion

2016 – IVAN TSAREVITECH ET LA PRINCESSE CHANGEANTE by Michel Ocelot

2016 – ÉTERNITÉ by Tran Anh Hung

2016 – DANS LES FORÊTS DE SIBÉRIE by Safy Nebbou

2015 – EN MAI FAIS CE QU’IL TE PLAÎT by Christian Carion

2015 – LE COMBAT ORDINAIRE by Laurent Tuel

2015 – LA LOI DU MARCHÉ by Stéphane Brizé

2015 – L’ENQUÊTE by Vincent Garenq

2014 – MAINTENANT OU JAMAIS by Serge Frydman

2014 – DE TOUTES NOS FORCES by Nils Tavernier

2011 – L’ORDRE ET LA MORALE by Mathieu Kassovitz

2011 – PRÉSUMÉ COUPABLE by Vincent Garenq

2011 – LES CONTES DE LA NUIT by Michel Ocelot

2010 – L’ÂGE DE RAISON by Yann Samuell

Atacama Productions

Renate Sachse

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Atacama is the name of the production structure created in 2005 by filmmaker Patricio Guzmán and his wife and collaborator, Renate Sachse.

Atacama owns a share of the rights to Patricio Guzmán’s entire film catalogue, and it holds full rights to his most successful film: the trilogy The Battle of Chile I, II and III.

Renate Sachse, the company’s manager, has been a decisive partner in the success of all the films directed by Patricio Guzmán since 1995. You’ll find her in the credits of his films as artistic advisor: Working as both a producer and artistic advisor, she has been the main intermediary between Patricio and his producers. The couple co-produced two of Patricio Guzmán’s most prestigious films with their company P. Guzmán Producciones: Le Cas Pinochet, Cannes 2001 (co-produced with Les Films d’Ici) and Salvador Allende, Cannes 2004 (co-produced with Jacques Bidou at JBA Productions).

With her many years of experience in the field, Renate Sachse has meanwhile asserted her independence by taking over the executive production of Nostalgia for Light, Cannes 2010 – European Film Academy Award – Best Documentary and also with Le Bouton de Nacre, Silver Bear Berlin 2015, Foreign Press Award for Light 2016, César nomination 2016 – Best Documentary. The most recent is La Cordillère des Songes, Cannes 2019 – Official Selection, Special Session – Golden Eye for Best Documentary Film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – LA CORDILLERE DES SONGES by Patricio Guzmán

2015 – LE BOUTON DE NACRE by Patricio Guzmán

2010 – NOSTALGIE DE LA LUMIERE by Patricio Guzmán

Prima Linea Productions

Valérie Schermann & Christophe Jankovic

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Christophe Jankovic

Philosophy studies. Assistant director, various short film productions then producer of animated films.

Creation of Prima Linea Productions with Valérie Schermann in 1995. Produces animated films to this day: numerous commercials as well as various short programs for orders. Then, still in animation, he produced several feature films for the cinema with Valérie Schermann.

Valérie Schermann

Founder and manager of the illustrator agency Prima Linea, she created Prima Linea Productions in 1995 with Christophe Jankovic.

Her career path is merged with the development of these structures and with the evolution of the thirty or so author-illustrators represented by Prima Linea since the beginning for many of them. She has notably produced “Loulou et autres loups”, “Peur(s) du noir”, “Zarafa”, “La Tortue Rouge” and “La Fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile”.

In 2015, she created 3.0 Studio, a studio dedicated to the production of short and feature-length animated films.

Since 2013, she has also been a producer at Page 114, Jacques Audiard’s company.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – LA FAMEUSE INVASION DES OURS EN SICILE by Lorenzo Mattotti

2013 – LOULOU L’INCROYABLE SECRET by Eric Omond

2012 – ZARAFA by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie

Falabracks

Stéphanie Schorter, Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai

THIERRY DEMAIZIÈRE AND ALBAN TEURLAI’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Thierry Demaizière began his career as a major reporter for RTL in 1985, during which he travelled to China, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran and Israel. He was the only French radio journalist present in Baghdad during the first Gulf War. From 1997 onwards, Thierry Demaizière was given a daily interview on RTL, where he received personalities who made the news. Having become an interviewer-portraitist, his unique tone and sensitivity quickly became a real trademark: Thierry Demaizière “tells” his subjects as closely and accurately as possible, revealing them in all their complexity and richness. In 2001, Thierry Demaizière went from radio to television: until 2018, he produced the “Portrait” for the weekly programme Sept à Huit on TF1.

In 2004, he met Alban Teurlai, editor of numerous short films, music videos and commercials. Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai began to co-direct documentaries for the biggest French broadcasters, from France Télévisions to Canal+. They define themselves as portraitists, making sensitive and elegant documentaries of celebrities: Karl Lagerfeld, Vincent Lindon, Fabrice Lucchini, Lilian Thuram and of unknown people: Couples, Troufions…

Their films are also distinguished by their formal dimension: these almost impressionistic portraits have an exceptional aesthetic signature, both in the image and the editing.  “Relève”, which retraces the adventure of Benjamin Millepied since his appointment as ballet director at the Paris Opera, will be an extraordinary critical success and will earn them a place in the official selection of the TRIBECA festival in 2016. Rocco”, a feature film to be released in France in 2017, will also be a critical success in France and abroad. Finally, Lourdes, to be released in France in May 2019, will be a real box office success in France with more than 240,000 admissions. They have been producing and directing a documentary series for Netflix for the past two years, and are currently in post-production of a feature-length documentary on Hip-Hop, La Section, scheduled for theatrical release at the end of 2020.

STÉPHANIE SCHORTER’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

In 1993, Stéphanie Schorter joined the Arte channel. After this first experience, she left broadcasting to join Gilles de Maistre at Tétra Média where she produced numerous documentaries. In 2000 she joined Gilles de Maistre and Miguel Courtois with whom she created the company Mai Juin Productions. During these 8 years of association, she produced many documentaries including the feature film Le premier Cri, released in theatres in 2007.

In 2013, she is executive producer of the feature-length documentary film Sur le chemin de l’école. She will then co-produce the documentary series ”Les chemins de l’école”. In 2017, she also ensures the executive production of the film ”A l’ouest du Jourdain”, selected at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2017.

Since 2010, Stéphanie Schorter has been President of Falabracks, where she produces, among other films, Relève en 2015, Rocco en 2016, Lourdes, released in theatres on 8 May 2019, and for Netflix, a documentary series entitled “Move”, scheduled for release at the end of 2020.

In February 2018, she joined forces with Romain Icard, Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai to create the company Tohubohu, of which she is president. There she produced the feature film La Section, in co-production with Falabracks, which is scheduled for theatrical release at the end of 2020.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – LA SECTION by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

2019 – LOURDES by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

2016 – RELEVE : HISTOIRE D’UNE CREATION by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

Haut et Court

Carole Scotta

Pathé Films

Jérôme Seydoux

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Jérôme Seydoux is Co-Chairman of Pathé, a company he controls. He began his career in banking in the 1960s. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer, then Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Ltd from 1970 to 1976, before taking over Pricel in 1976 and Chargeurs Réunis in 1979. The latter two merged in 1980 to form Chargeurs (transport, textiles, media, etc.). In 1986, he launched La Cinq, the first private free-to-air television channel in France. His involvement in the media was confirmed by his entry into film production and distribution with his association with Claude Berri (1987) and his association with Rupert Murdoch to develop the first European satellite bouquet BSkyB (1990), of which he was Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1998 and 1999.

In 1990, Chargeurs acquired Pathé Cinéma . In 2002, Gaumont and Pathé’s cinema exhibition activities merged. Since then, Pathé’s business has continued to expand: Pathé has become one of Europe’s leading film companies, active in the various areas of film production (France, United Kingdom), film distribution (France, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and cinema exhibition (France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia). Pathé is also, alongside Jean-Michel Aulas, the second largest shareholder in Olympique Lyonnais.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – LES TUCHE 4 by Olivier Baroux

2019 – LE CHANT DU LOUP by Antonin Baudry

2019 – RENDEZ-VOUS CHEZ LES MALAWAS by James Huth

2018 – ALAD’2 by Lionel Steketee

2018 – LA CH’TITE FAMILLE by Dany Boon

2018 – LES TUCHE 3 by Olivier Baroux

2017 – DALIDA by Lisa Azuelos

2017 – RAID DINGUE by Dany Boon

2016 – CAMPING 3 by Fabien Onteniente

2016 – LES TUCHE 2 by Olivier Baroux

2015 – LES NOUVELLES AVENTURES D’ALADIN by Arthur Benzaquen

2015 – POURQUOI J’AI PAS MANGE MON PERE by Jamel Debbouze

2011 – RIEN A DECLARER by Dany Boon

2010 – CAMPING 2 by Fabien Onteniente

Why Not Productions

Grégoire Sorlat

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Grégoire Sorlat founded Why Not Productions with Pascal Caucheteux in 1990, an independent production company that has always defended a demanding and popular auteur cinema. Loyalty to authors is at the heart of the editorial policy. Why Not Productions has thus initiated or accompanied the careers of Arnaud Desplechin (Comment je me suis disputé… (Ma vie sexuelle), Rois et Reine, Un conte de Noël, Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse, Roubaix une lumière…), Xavier Beauvois (N’oublie pas que tu vas mourir, Le Petit lieutenant, Des hommes et des dieux…), Jacques Audiard (De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté, Un prophète, De rouille et d’os, Dheepan, Les Frères Sisters…), Bruno Podalydès (Dieu seul me voit, Le Mystère de la chambre jaune, Adieu Berthe, Comme un avion, Bécassine! …), Jean-François Richet (Ma 6.T va crack-er, Assaut sur le central 13, Blood Father…).

Other prestigious filmmakers with whom Why Not Productions has collaborated include Claude Lanzmann, Philippe Garrel, Claire Denis, Noémie Lvosky, Christophe Honoré – as well as foreign directors Ken Loach, Cristian Mungiu, Lou Ye, Gregg Araki, Pablo Larrain, Lynne Ramsay, and Andreï Zviaguintsev.

SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY SINCE 2010

2020 – LA CROISADE by Louis Garrel

2020 – A.D.N. by Maïwenn

2020 – LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès

2020 – DE BAS ETAGE by Yassine Qnia

2020 – IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi

2019 – CHANSON DOUCE by Lucie Borleteau

2019 – SORRY WE MISSED YOU by Ken Loach

2019 – ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIERE by Arnaud Desplechin

2019 – BLACK SNAKE, LA LEGENDE DU SERPENT NOIR by Karole Rocher and Thomas NGijol

2018 – L’HOMME FIDELE by Louis Garrel

2018 – LES FRERES SISTERS by Jacques Audiard

2018 – BECASSINE ! by Bruno Podalydès

2017 – A BEAUTIFUL DAY by Lynne Ramsay

2017 – FAUTE D’AMOUR by Andreï Zviaguintsev

2017 – LES FANTOMES D’ISMAËL by Arnaud Desplechin

2017 – JACKIE by Pablo Larrain

2016 – BACCALAUREAT by Cristian Mungiu

2016 – MOI, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach

2016 – BLOOD FATHER by Jean-François Richet

2016 – LA TORTUE ROUGE by Michael Dudok de Wit

2015 – DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard

2015 – TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE by Arnaud Desplechin

2015 – COMME UN AVION by Bruno Podalydès

2014 – LA RANÇON DE LA GLOIRE by Xavier Beauvois

2014 – FIDELIO – L’ODYSSEE D’ALICE by Lucie Borleteau

2014 – WHITE BIRD by Gregg Araki

2014 – JIMMY’S HALL by Ken Loach

2013 – JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPIE D’UN INDIEN DES PLAINES) by Arnaud Desplechin

2012 – AMERICAN NIGHTMARE by James De Monaco

2012 – AU-DELA DES COLLINES by Cristian Mungiu

2012 – DE ROUILLE ET D’OS by Jacques Audiard

2012 – ADIEU BERTHE – L’ENTERREMENT DE MEME by Bruno Podalydès

2012 – LA PART DES ANGES by Ken Loach

2011 – LOVE AND BRUISES by Lou Ye

2010 – LES BIEN-AIMES by Christophe Honoré

2010 – ROUTE IRISH by Ken Loach

2010 – DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX by Xavier Beauvois

2010 – KABOOM by Gregg Araki

2010 – HAPPY FEW by Antony Cordier

Darius Films

Emilie Tisné

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

After studying production at Femis, Emilie Tisné joined Dharamsala in 2005 to work in short film production for four years.

In 2009, she created her own company, Darius Films, to produce feature films by Alice Winocour and Bébé Tigre by Cyprien Vial.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 – PROXIMA by Alice Winocour

2015 – BÉBE TIGRE by Cyprien Vial

2015 – MARYLAND by Alice Winocour

2012 – AUGUSTINE by Alice Winocour

Phobics

Yolande Zauberman & Fabrice Bigio

Index of the producers of the year

© Pierre Musellec - ENS Louis Lumière pour l'Académie des César 2019

Voting process

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.