production / acquisitions (france)
STUDIOCANAL acts as a co-producer on about two dozen films every year, of which half are in French, the other half in English.
STUDIOCANAL’s investment in the movie is financial, but the company’s intervention also goes beyond money, as it also intervenes in the writing, as well as in the artistic choices with regards to the film. Of course this work is always done in close collaboration with the line producer.
It might also happen that STUDIOCANAL provides technical support for the line producer for structuring his financial plan or searching for partners.
Finally, STUDIOCANAL might in some cases take part in the development of a project by financing the preliminary writing and feasibility reports. In this case and once the project is completed, STUDIOCANAL has the priority in co-producing the project.
Department under the direction of Géraldine Gendre
cinema distribution (france)
STUDIOCANAL distributes around fifteen feature films every year in France. The latter are mostly issued by the French production, but some come from the German or British branch of the group.
Department under the direction of Frederic Monnereau.
- DVD and Blu-ray editing (production, manufacturing, marketing)
- Marketing and distribution of the DVD and Blu-ray through UNIVERSAL STUDIOCANAL VIDÉO (USCV), an Economic Interest Grouping created together with Universal in 2008.
This concerns all the STUDIOCANAL films released as well as the titles in the library. STUDIOCANAL also manages the release of many “non-film” video programs, such as short programs, humour performances, CANAL+ original creations and various series from the group’s channels. All this represents around a hundred new productions per year.
Department under the direction of Diane Reynald.
digital operation (france)
STUDIOCANAL is a pioneer in the new media branch and was the first studio to widely open its catalogue to VOD and EST as early as 2005. STUDIOCANAL is willing to give access to its works to the largest possible audience. These works might be classic or recent films, or even TV series. Today, over 2,000 films (of which 1,000 are HD films) are online on various platforms. This is a record in France.
At the heart of innovation, STUDIOCANAL is also the first French studio that offered feature films on mobile phones (I DO, DISCO, etc.), opened its catalogue to subscription VOD and marketed a new film in 3D (SAMMY’S ADVENTURES: THE SECRET PASSAGE).
Department under the direction of Diane Reynald
heritage and restoration
Each year, 5% of STUDIOCANAL investment goes to the conservation of this priceless heritage.
As part of its heritage policy, STUDIOCANAL collaborates with institutions such as the Cinémathèque Française (French film institute), Archives Françaises du film (French film archive) in France and the BFI in London, UK.
In 2012, STUDIOCANAL will restore GRAND ILLUSION by Jean Renoir in collaboration with the Cinémathèque de Toulouse (Toulouse Film Library).
Department under the direction of Béatrice Valbin-Constant
Department under the direction of Catherine Serre