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Clémence Lavigne

Clémence Lavigne

France

Sales, Distribution

TFL

Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2018

biography

After a master’s degree in political science and media management, and a one-year internship at the San Francisco Film Society, Clémence LAVIGNE studied film distribution at France’s La Femis Film School where she wrote an essay on film sales and financing which eventually led her to start working as a sales agent for Celluloid Dreams in 2016. Then, in 2017, she won the Cinando Best Sellers Contest Award during the Cannes Film Market. She joined Doc & Film International in January 2018 as the Acquisition and Sales Manager of the cinema department. In October 2019, Doc & Film International was bought out by distribution company Jour2Fête. Clémence Lavigne became co-head of sales and acquisitions for the newly born sales company: The Party Film Sales.

 

company profile

THE PARTY FILM SALES is the result of the merger of Doc & Film International and Jour2Fête’s sales departments, teaming up under a new Paris-based umbrella to distribute their respective catalogues and common acquisitions. With this combination, our intention is to uphold the spirit of both companies that have long shared a common DNA and a similar approach to sales and acquisitions, working closely with directors and producers to elaborate tailor-made strategies for each project.

Handling a large catalogue of both fictions and documentaries, we have a long and successful track-record working with prestigious authors who have entrusted us with their films, among which Golden Bear and Golden Lion awarded director Gianfranco Rosi and documentary maestro Frederick Wiseman.

We are also committed to promoting new voices in art-house cinema. We have at heart to foster bold vision and fresh ideas, accompany debut directors and widen the scope of their potential. Recent successes include Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie, Oscar Nominated Hale County, This Morning This Evening by RaMell Ross, Manta Ray by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Orizzonti Award for Best Film in Venice and Papicha by Mounia Meddour, Cesar for Best First Feature Film.

As part of its international sales activities, the company also has a dedicated TV and digital sales department. It handles TV documentaries and features, shedding light on our world, and exploring aspects of contemporary politics, arts and culture. Past best-sellers include Cinema through the Eye of Magnum by Sophie Bassaler, John Ford, the man who invented America by Jean-Christophe Klotz, the doc series Despot Housewives by Joël Soler.