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Mr. Jean-Marc Lacarrère

Chief Executive Officer from March 1st, 2024

Jean-Marc Lacarrère, 58, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a degree in business economics from the University of Paris X. In 1990, Jean-Marc Lacarrère joined the finance department of Canal+, before being appointed in 1994 to set up and manage a music publishing and production company, La Bande Son, which became part of StudioCanal. In 1998, he took part in the creation of the i>télévision news channel (now CNews), of which he was General Counsel until the end of 2001. In 2002, Jean-Marc Lacarrère joined Content Participations, an investment and consultancy structure active in media and production, set up by Alex Berger and Benjamin de Rothschild, where he became Deputy CEO and a Director. In 2010, the management of the Bolloré Média Group entrusted him with the creation and management of Direct Cinéma, a film co-production and pre-purchasing company which became C8 Films when the D8 and D17 channels were acquired by the Canal+ Group in 2012. Following the takeover, he became Director of Cinema Investment and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canal+ Group's free-to-air division. In 2015, Jean-Marc Lacarrère was appointed President of CanalPlay and Director of International SVOD for the Canal+ Group, before joining Vivendi Content in 2017 as Director of New Production Projects. In 2020, he founded Harvest Mood Films, a consultancy specializing in media and production, and co-producer of cinema and audiovisual fiction projects.

Mr. Luc Besson

Artistic Director and interim CEO until February 29th, 2024

Luc Besson began his career as a producer and director in the early 1980s. He has directed seventeen feature-length films, including “Subway”, “The Big Blue”, “Nikita”, “Léon (The Professional)”, “The Fifth Element” (for which he won the César for best director in 1997), the animated trilogy “Arthur and the Invisibles”, “Lucy”, as well as “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. Franchises of note include “Taken”, “Transporter” and “Taxi”. In May 2000, Luc Besson was president of the jury of Cannes International Film Festival, becoming the youngest jury president in the history of this festival. A César, BAFTA and Lumiere Award winning filmmaker, he was named International Producer of the year by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017. Films written and/or directed by Luc Besson have grossed more than $3.0 billion at the worldwide box office to date. He founded EuropaCorp in 1999.