Stephane Celerier
Courtesy Stéphane Célérier
France

Stephane
Celerier

Chairman / CEO

While it isn’t vertically integrated like Pathé or Gaumont, Célérier’s France-headquartered Mars Distribution has managed to become a key purveyor of upscale American and British independent movies directed by a wide range of auteurs, including Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”). In 2015, he sold a 30 percent stake to Vivendi and then became vice president of Studio-Canal while remaining fully involved in Mars. Since then, he has ventured into film production and scored with local movies such as Eric Lartigau’s “La Famille Bélier” and Hugo Gelin’s feel-good “Two Is a Family.” Célérier is now working on Mars’ first English-language production with “Destiny,” a female-driven saga.

Career

  • TWO IS A FAMILY
  • LA FAMILLE BéLIER
  • 8 WOMEN

Education

  • Paris Dauphine University (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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'CODA' Associate Producer Stephane Celerier Launches Gemma Pictures With PGS Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

'CODA' Associate Producer Stephane Celerier Launches Gemma Pictures With PGS Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Stephane Celerier, a veteran French film executive whose former banner Mars Films co-produced "La Famille Belier," is joining forces with PGS Entertainment to create a new production company.Celerier is launching Gemma Pictures with Philippe and Guillaume Souter, the founders of PGS Entertainment, a thriving family-owned business specialized in financing and licensing worldwide youth entertainment.The new Paris-based company will look to produce French and English-language films, TV series and TV movies and is already developing a slate of 10 projects with...

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