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Michèle Halberstadt
Producer and Distributer


Michèle Halberstadt is a Sciences Po Paris alumni and has a Master’s degree in law. After a rich career as a journalist at “Europe 1” and “Radio 7” radio stations, she joined the French edition of “Premiere”, where she was in charge of Anglo-Saxon cinema. Two years later, she was appointed as the magazine’s editor-in-chief.


Ever since 1991, she is the head of acquisitions at ARP Sélection. Along with Laurent Pétin, the president of ARP, she introduced a new wave of Chinese cinema in the nineties, including the works of Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige and Wong Kar Wai.

In 1997, ARP launched its film production division, where Michèle was highly involved on productions of the Dardenne brothers Luc Besson, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Benoît Jacquot and Alain Corneau.

ARP also coproduces international films such as “Vengeance” by Johnnie To, Paolo Sorrentino’s “This Must Be the place” and Ari Folman’s “The Congress”.

In terms of acquisitions, “Precious”, “Biutiful”, “Animal Kingdom”,”Beasts of the southern wild”, “Searching for Sugarman”, “Margin Call”, are among her last discoveries over the past years.

Michèle Halberstadt is also a writer. Her sixth novel, “My American friend” has been published by Albin Michel early this year.



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