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International Film Sales Director
Since it was founded in 1997, PLAYTIME (formerly FILMS DISTRIBUTION) has seen its workforce and business grow over the years. International successes garnered through iconic films such as MERRY CHRISTMAS (JOYEUX NOEL), LIVE AND BECOME, C.R.A.Z.Y., MIA MADRE, FRANTZ, 120 BPM have placed PLAYTIME amongst the leading actors in the industry. In 2016, PLAYTIME won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film with SON OF SAUL, and secured a financial partnership with BPI, thus firmly asserting its development model.
Boosted by the know-how acquired in the sector and through management partnerships, PLAYTIME launched FILMS BOUTIQUE in Berlin in 2007, then BE FOR FILMS in Brussels in 2014, and FILM CONSTELLATION in London in 2015. These three subsidiaries mirror PLAYTIME’s wish to be involved with as wide a range of films as possible in order to serve the market globally. All companies are contributing actively to the development of the PLAYTIME group.
In 2016, PLAYTIME PRODUCTION became active in cinema production through films such as ABRACADABRA (Pablo Berger), AMANT DOUBLE (François Ozon), SUNSET (Laszlo Nemes) or GOODNIGHT MOMMY (in partnership with US-based production entity Animal Kingdom).
In 2017, PLAYTIME launched a new department aiming at developing and acquiring series with cinema talents. In 2018, half dozen international series are in development, including ROBERT CAPA - WAR PHOTOGRAPHER with dedicated label CURIOUS TIMES.