Nicolas Brigaud-Robert



Partner, Sales & Business Development

Brigaud-Robert co-founded Paris-based international sales banner Films Distribution in 1997 and spearheaded its rebranding into Playtime in 2017 to reflect the company’s ambition to expand its pan-European scope, see to more productions and make the move into TV. An Oscar winner for “Son of Saul,” the global force now encompasses Films Boutique in Germany, Be for Films in Belgium and Film Constellation in the U.K. In addition to two movies in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, the banner won Berlin’s Silver Bear with Francois Ozon’s take on child sex abuse in the Catholic church, “By the Grace of God,” considered likely to represent France in the foreign-language Oscar race. Playtime is currently producing a U.S. remake of the 2014 Austrian thriller “Goodnight Mommy.”



  • Worldvision Enterprises


  • Paris Institute of Political Studies (France)
  • Boston University (MA, USA)
  • EHESS (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Cannes Facetime: Films Distribution's Nicolas Brigaud-Robert

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A prominent French industry player who's better known for his slate and deals than his ego and drinking habits, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, is one of the three leading men behind Films Distribution, the sales outfit which has a bunch of movies playing at Cannes and repped this year's foreign-language Oscar winner "Son of Saul." Ranking second to Wild Bunch in terms of number of films selected for Cannes, Films Distribution has Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” playing in competition, Delphine and...


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