Vendôme Group

Source: Vendôme Group

Fabrice Gianfermi, Philippe Rousselet

Need to know: Co-CEOs Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi are currently flying high as the producers of Sian Heder’s Oscar best-picture winner Coda. They were the first European producers to achieve this feat since Thomas Langmann with The Artist in 2011. Paris-born Rousselet, who has had a foot on both sides of the Atlantic since early in his career, created the group in the early 1990s. He was joined by Gianfermi in 2000. It produces French-­language films under the banners of Vendôme Films and subsidiaries Jerico Films and Prelude, and English-language films through its Los Angeles-based Vendôme Pictures. Past French-language highlights include Philippe Le Guay’s The Women On The 6th Floor, Sophie Lellouche’s Paris-­Manhattan, Eric Barbier’s Promise At Dawn, Eric Lartigau’s The Bélier Family (from which Coda was adapted), Michel Hazanavicius’s The Lost Prince and Fred Cavaye’s Farewell Mr Haffmann.

English-language titles include What Happened To Monday for Netflix; Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne; Duncan Jones’ Source Code; and Andrew Niccol’s Lord Of War.

Key personnel: Philippe Rousselet, founder, chairman and co-CEO; Fabrice Gianfermi, co-CEO; Sonia Droulhiole, head of development and production.

Incoming: French-language features include Lisa Azuelos’ Room Of Wonders, Sophie Boudre’s Schoolmates and Bruno Chiche’s La Scala, all in post, and Arnaud des Pallieres’ Le Bal Des Folles, in pre-production. It is also in pre-production on Oren Moverman’s English-language The Man With The Miraculous Hands, starring Woody Harrelson. Its TV slate includes Code Name Hélène in partnership with Anonymous Content; an untitled Notre-Dame project written by William Boyd and directed by Kevin Macdonald; and Amazon French original series Ourika.

Philippe Rousselet says: “What we love about our work is the company’s cross-­Atlantic approach to creating content.”