Dimitri Rassam
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France
2019

ON Entertainment

Dimitri
Rassam

Co-Founder

The Paris-based ON Entertainment, launched in 2012 and presided over by Rassam and longtime associate Aton Soumache, is best known for producing the animated feature “The Little Prince,” which opened at Cannes in 2015 and grossed more than $100 million worldwide. The company’s latest production, “Playmobil,” the ’toon feature based on the iconic toy brand, is due in December. Through his banner Chapter 2, Rassam also has the 2014 “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” starring Benicio del Toro as drug lord Pablo Escobar, and 2017’s “Le Brio,” which he is remaking in the U.S. with Get Lifted Film Company and Endeavor. Rassam is currently producing, with SPC on board, Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature “Carmen,” a modern-day reimagining of the celebrated opera starring Jamie Dornan and Melissa Barrera.

Career

  • ON Entertainment
  • ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST
  • THE LITTLE PRINCE

Education

  • Institute of Political Studies of Paris (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
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Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

Mediawan, a special-purpose acquisition company headed by media industry veterans Xavier Niel, Matthieu Pigasse and Pierre-Antoine Capton, is in exclusive talks to acquire a majority stake in Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family.Under the deal, which is estimated in the €100 million ($117.4 million) range, Mediawan would inject €15 million in equity capital into ON Kids & Family, France's No. 1 producer of animated series and one of Europe's leading producers of big-budget independent animated features.The indie...

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