Juliette Schrameck, the managing director of French movie group MK2 (“Portrait of a Younger Woman on Fireplace”), has stepped down.
Throughout Schrameck’s decade-long tenure, MK2 had 5 films taking part in in competitors on the Cannes Movie Pageant two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019. Final yr’s competitors titles included Mati Diop’s Grand Prize winner “Atlantics,” and Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Younger Woman on Fireplace” which picked up Cannes’ greatest screenplay award and a Golden Globe nomination. Schrameck was additionally extremely concerned within the growth and co-production of many status initiatives, notably Pawel Pawlikowski ‘s Oscar-nominated “Chilly Conflict.”
Earlier than being appointed managing director by MK2’s co-CEO Nathanael Karmitz in January 2015, Schrameck spearheaded worldwide gross sales and acquisitions for the corporate for 5 years.
Schrameck introduced her departure from the corporate on Thursday and stated her new profession chapter will quickly start. “I didn’t suppose the interval can be so singular to let you know that I’ve determined to make a brand new begin and provoke knowledgeable mission that can debut in just a few months,” stated Schrameck in an e mail.
“I’ve lived due to you some marvellous and intense years of sharing amongst cinephiles and everlasting discoveries of latest distribution grounds,” stated Schrameck, who additionally paid tribute to her “competent, passionate and dynamic” staff at MK2 Movies, in addition to to the corporate’s founder Marin Karmitz, and co-CEO’s Nathanaël et Elisha Karmitz for his or her “(data) transmission, belief and unfailing help.”
Going ahead, Fionnuala Jamison will proceed heading worldwide gross sales and French distribution; Olivier Barbier will maintain dealing with acquisitions; and Camille Dupeuble can be in control of gross sales to French-speaking platforms. The corporate’s present slate embody Joachim Trier’s “The Worst Individual within the World,” and Alex Helfrecht’s hybrid characteristic “A Winter’s Journey,” tailored from Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise.”