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MK2’s Managing Director Juliette Schrameck Steps Down – Variety



Juliette Schrameck, the managing director of French movie group MK2 (“Portrait of a Younger Woman on Hearth”), has stepped down.

Throughout Schrameck’s decade-long tenure, MK2 had 5 films enjoying in competitors on the Cannes Movie Pageant two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019. Final 12 months’s competitors titles included Mati Diop’s Grand Prize winner “Atlantics,” and Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Younger Woman on Hearth” which picked up Cannes’ greatest screenplay award and a Golden Globe nomination. Schrameck was additionally extremely concerned within the improvement and co-production of many status tasks, notably Pawel Pawlikowski ‘s Oscar-nominated “Chilly Warfare.”

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 inform you that I’ve determined to make a brand new begin and provoke knowledgeable undertaking that can debut in a number of 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” group 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 “(information) 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 command 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 function “A Winter’s Journey,” tailored from Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

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