French producer and distributor who graduated from the Center for Applied Literary and Scientific Studies (CELSA) of the Sorbonne University, in Paris, and earned a master’s degree in Anglo-American Literature from the Institut Charles-V of the Paris-Diderot University.
In 1981 he was appointed delegate for Unifrance Films in Mexico, and a year later he became delegate general for Latin America, which involved directing the institution’s headquarters in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
In 1984 he created Paradis Films together with Éric Heumann and Jean Labadie, and in 1986 the three started the distribution company BAC Films. With this platform, he produced or co-produced around forty films by such prestigious directors as Marco Bellocchio (‘Devil in the Flesh’, 1986), Théo Angélopoulos (‘Landscape in the Mist’, 1988), Cédric Klapisch (‘Pot Luck’, 2002), Margarethe Von Trotta (‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’, 2018), Bigas Luna (‘The Chambermaid on the Titanic’ and ‘Volavérunt’), Arturo Ripstein (‘ The Virgin of Lust ‘, 2002), Michel Ocelot (‘Azur y Asmar’, Seminci’s inaugural film in 2006), Carlos Saura (‘Argentina’, 2015) and, more recently, Rodrigo Sorogoyen (‘The Realm’, 2018).
In 1992, together with Mate Cantero, he created the production company Mate Production, and in 2005 he also founded Zahorimedia3 in Madrid with Toshihiko Fukuda and the Japanese group Oricon.
Since 2012 he has directed Mondex & Cie with his partner Guy Amon. Over the last decades, he has produced and distributed feature films and documentaries around the world, and has extensive experience in Spanish-speaking countries such as Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Cuba.