Jérôme Seydoux
LAURENT BENHAMOU/SIPA
France
2018

Pathé

Jérôme
Seydoux

CEO

In 2000, Pathé and Gaumont, run by brothers Jérôme and Nicolas Seydoux, launched Europe’s biggest exhibitor, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, which was 66 percent owned and managed by Pathé until March 2017, when the remaining ownership was absorbed by Pathé for $400 million. The company has produced English-language pics including “The Queen,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and has locked international distribution deals for “Judy,” starring Renée Zellweger as power-house Judy Garland, and submarine action thriller “The Wolf’s Call.” Seydoux has said he won’t be diversifying into TV. Instead, Pathé has pioneered the restoration and screening of classic titles via the Jérôme Seydoux Pathé Foundation, which is housed in a Renzo Piano-designed converted theater.

Career

  • UTA
  • Sky plc
  • Chargeurs

Education

  • ENSEEIHT (École nationale supérieure d'électrotechnique, d'électronique, d'informatique, d'hydraulique et des telecommunications) (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation Restores Abel Gance's Monumental 'La Roue'

Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation Restores Abel Gance's Monumental 'La Roue'

In the wake of receiving Pathé's silent film library last year, the Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation, founded in 2014 and headed by Sophie Seydoux, is planning to restore Abel Gance's monumental "La Roue" (The Wheel) in its original six-hour version, as a pan-European endeavor.The Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation occupies the historic Gaumont Gobelins cinema building in Paris, that has been subjected to a spectacular renovation project by architect Renzo Piano.Film restorations undertaken to date include Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now...

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