Nathanaël Karmitz
Philippe Quaisse/PASCO
France
2019

mk2 Films

Nathanaël
Karmitz

Chairman / CEO

In 2005, Karmitz took the reins of Paris-based MK2, founded by his father, Marin Karmitz, some 50 years ago and grew the outfit despite increasing competition from streaming services. The production house has had five movies in competition for two years at Cannes, including Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated “Cold War.” This year it had three of the four female-directed films in the running, notably Mati Diop’s futuristic “Atlantics,” named best debut feature, and Celine Sciamma’s historical drama “Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire,” which grabbed the Queer Palm and best screenplay. MK2 is a prominent arthouse exhibitor in France and Spain and owns a theater in Canada. It was one of the first European companies to invest in VR, launching France’s first location-based VR venue. 

Career

  • IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
  • COLD WAR
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

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MK2's Managing Director Juliette Schrameck Steps Down

MK2's Managing Director Juliette Schrameck Steps Down

Juliette Schrameck, the managing director of French film group MK2 ("Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire"), has stepped down.During Schrameck's decade-long tenure, MK2 had five movies playing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019. Last year's competition titles included Mati Diop's Grand Prize winner “Atlantics,” and Celine Sciamma's “Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire," which picked up Cannes' best screenplay award and a Golden Globe nomination.Schrameck was also highly...

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