Jérôme Seydoux
Laurent Benhamou/SIPA
France
2020

Pathé

Jérôme
Seydoux

CEO

As CEO of the venerable Pathé, Seydoux is in charge of the leading cinema chain in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, so one can forgive him for calling 2020, which saw his theaters close due to the pandemic then reopen with limited showtimes, a year to be forgotten. But Seydoux, who turned 86 in September, pressed on with production, taking “Notre Dame on Fire” — a limited series about the 2019 blaze at the iconic cathedral, to be directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud — to the Cannes virtual marketplace in June. It’s the first project under Pathé’s three-year production partnership with Vendôme, announced in 2019. The family-owned Pathé previously produced high-profile English-language pics including “The Queen” and “Slumdog Millionaire” as well as Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain & Glory.”

Career

  • UTA
  • Sky Group
  • Chargeurs

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Gaumont Sells Cinema Chain Stake to Pathé for $400 Million

Gaumont Sells Cinema Chain Stake to Pathé for $400 Million

PARIS - Signaling its intent to concentrate on production, French mini-major Gaumont will sell its 34% stake in Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, one of Europe’s biggest cinema theater chains, to fellow shareholder Pathé in a deal worth €380 million ($400 million).Gaumont’s exit from Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé ends a 16-year partnership with Pathé on the theater circuit. The chain is France’s biggest, and also operates in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, comprising 108 theaters and 1,076 screens.Gaumont’s divestment will allow it...

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