Dimitri Rassam
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France
2019

ON Animation Studios

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 Animation Studios
  • 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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Dimitri Rassam, Wassim Beji Team Up On 'Nureyev' Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Dimitri Rassam, Wassim Beji Team Up On 'Nureyev' Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS-- French producers Dimitri Rassam ("The Little Prince," "Playmobil") and Wassim Beji ("Yves Saint Laurent") are set to produce "Nureyev," an English-language biopic of Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Soviet dancer of ballet and modern dance. Rodolphe Marconi, who won the Cannes Palme d'Or for his 1999 short "Stop" and directed the docu feature "Lagarfeld Confidential," is on board to write and direct "Nureyev." The sprawling drama, which is produced by Rassam's On Entertainment/Chapter 2 and Beji's WY Productions, will chart...

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