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Eric Altmayer and Nicolas Altmayer voted Best Producers of the Year

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- The Mandarin Cinéma duo has won the Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award for a successful 2016 fuelled by such titles as Frantz and Chocolat

Eric Altmayer and Nicolas Altmayer voted Best Producers of the Year
Eric and Nicolas Altmayer, flanked by Alain Terzian, president of the César Academy, and Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication (© Salomé Oyallon / ENS Louis Lumière for the César Academy 2017)

Eric and Nicolas Altmayer, who manage Paris-based outfit Mandarin Cinéma, have won the tenth Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award, handed out by the Academy of Film Arts and Techniques to acknowledge the best producers of 2016. The duo thus follows in the footsteps of Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat (of Why Not), who were victorious last year.

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The Altmayer brothers founded Mandarin Cinéma in 1995 and have produced around 60 feature films (including the two OSS 117 [+see also:
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movies by Michel Hazanavicius and Saint Laurent [+see also:
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by Bertrand Bonello). Last year, six of their productions were released in theatres: Frantz [+see also:
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by François Ozon (revealed in competition at Venice, racking up 612,000 admissions in France), Agnus Dei [+see also:
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by Anne Fontaine (unveiled at Sundance and enticing 702,000 viewers in France), Chocolat [+see also:
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by Roschdy Zem (1.92 million admissions), Brice from Nice [+see also:
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by James Huth (1.94 million admissions), Pattaya [+see also:
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by Franck Gastambide (1.94 million admissions) and The Fabulous Patars [+see also:
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by Sophie Reine (153,000 admissions).

As a reminder, Mandarin is getting ready for the theatrical releases of Step by Step [+see also:
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by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir (distributed by Gaumont from 1 March), and the comedies Bienvenue au Gondwana by Mamane (on general release from 12 April – Wild Bunch Distribution) and Jour J [+see also:
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by Reem Kherici (out on 26 April via Gaumont). And one of their most prominent titles in production is The Double Lover [+see also:
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by François Ozon (see the article – starring Marina Vacth, Jérémie Renier and Jacqueline Bisset), which will be the filmmaker’s sixth feature in a row with Mandarin.

(Translated from French)

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