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Laurent Hassid

Laurent Hassid is Head of Foreign Films Acquisitions for the Canal+’s Pay TV group since 2006.

 

An engineering graduate of the "Ecole Centrale" school in 1989, Laurent began his career as a management consultant for Andersen Consulting.  As a consultant, in 1991, he took on a 2-year-assignment with the Canal+ Acquisitions and Production Department.  In 1993, he joined the Financial Department of StudioCanal, the theatrical production and distribution arm of the Canal+ group.  He then became responsible for the acquisition and distribution in France of arthouse foreign movies for StudioCanal.

 

In 2000, Laurent joined the French Film Acquisitions Department of the Canal+ channel, acquiring films on a script basis and thereby contributing to the financing of more than a hundred French movies a year.

 

Then, in 2006, he was promoted to head Canal+'s Foreign Films Department and is now responsible for the acquisition of over 150 movies released every year in France, from blockbusters to arthouse movies and including French/European coproductions at the pre-production stage (e.g., Paul King's PADDINGTON 2, Andrei Zvagintsev's LOVELESS, Deniz Gamze Erguven's KINGS, Joachim trier's THELMA, Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE or Dror Moreh's CORRIDORS OF POWER).

 

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