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07 November 2012 à 15:44

Positive feedback for French sales agents in Los Angeles

While French sales companies report mixed results from the 2012 film market, assessments are positive overall.

Six French sales companies took part in the event this year along with uniFrance Films at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery in Santa Monica from October 31 through November 7: Bac Films International, Le Pacte, Other Angle Pictures, Memento Films, Rezo Films, and Wide Management. In the view of Nicolas Kaiser from Memento, it would be better to delay sales until the uniFrance Films Rendez-vous with French Cinema event in Paris or the Berlin EFM: "While it remains important to be present in Los Angeles to meet with big clients for films with name cast attached or pre-sales, the offers we get do not always match expectations." On the other hand, Camille Neel from Le Pacte and Gilles Soussa from Bac Films claim that "Santa Monica is perfectly suited to genre films, which find interested buyers more easily than auteur films." The majority of clients attending Santa Monica come from Latin America, Asia (South Korea, Japan), and Central and Eastern Europe, which Camille Neel believes, "requires some companies to have several sales agents present, since there are also opportunities for smaller deals that are not to be missed out on." A cocktail party held in honor of distributors of French films abroad, held November 2 at the Sonoma Wine Garden, brought together over 350 industry professionals.

A number of other sales agents were also in Santa Monica for the event: Celluloid Dreams, Elle Driver, EuropaCorp, Films Distribution, Futurikon, Gaumont, Kinology, Pathé International, SND Groupe M6, StudioCanal, TF1 International, and Wild Bunch.

Author : Markets and Surveys

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Bac Films Distribution

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Foreign distributor (feature film), French distribution , Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Foreign distributor (feature film)

Recent filmography : , , , ...

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Celluloid Dreams

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Daguerrotype, , The Swallows of Kabul, ...

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Elle Driver

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales

Recent filmography : Angel, , Sieranevada, ...

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EuropaCorp

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Renegades, , Shut In, ...

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Films Distribution

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, French distribution

Recent filmography : , Agnus Dei, , ...

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Futurikon

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Lost in Armenia, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, Playground Chronicles, ...

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Gaumont

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Associate producer, French distribution , Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , , The Neon Demon, ...

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Kinology

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production

Recent filmography : , Planetarium, Trainee Day, ...

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Le Pacte

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , The Neon Demon, After Love, ...

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Memento Films International

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , News from Planet Mars, The Salesman, ...

Other Angle Pictures

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production

Recent filmography : Dans les forêts de Sibérie, , The African Doctor, ...

Pathé Pictures International (UK)

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales

Recent filmography : The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Queen

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Rezo Films

Activities :  French distribution

Recent filmography : A Taste of Ink, , Les Pépites, ...

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SND Groupe M6

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , An Indian Tale, Family Heist, ...

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StudioCanal

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Activities external to film production :  Video/DVD publishing

Recent filmography : , Bastille Day, , ...

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TF1 International

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UniFrance

Activities :  Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Recent filmography : 4 X D

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Wild Bunch

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Foreign distributor (feature film), French distribution , Associate producer, Executive Producer

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IFP Los Angeles Film Festival - 2012

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Theme : International festival

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Berlin - EFM European Film Market - 2013

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Theme : All films

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Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2013

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