Magazine article Screen International

Backup Strikes Partnership with Groupe 1

Magazine article Screen International

Backup Strikes Partnership with Groupe 1

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EXCLUSIVE: Film finance company Backup Films has struck up a new partnership with Daniel Marquet's Groupe 1.

The exclusive partnership will see the companies sourcing and working on 10-15 international projects per year. Films and TV projects will be budgeted [euro]1m-[euro]30m.

The companies plan to work with international independent producers on "commercially viable projects with artistic ambition."

Each company will preserve independence in other activities: Backup Media's equity investment in film & TV via B Media Management and Marquet's film production activities through Groupe 2.

Backup Films, part of David Atlan-Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin and Joel Thibout's Backup Media, has worked on films totalling budgets of more than Euros 200m since 2002, usually coming on board for finance of 15% to 60% of a film's budget. Credits include Habemus Papam, Poliss, A Separation, In A Better World and A Single Man.

Marquet is the former Deputy General Manager of StudioCanal; Groupe 1, which he founded in 2002, has recently worked on partially financing Christophe Gans' La Belle et la Bete. He also works on financial services for lcients such as Yellow Bird (the Millenium trilogy). …

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