Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Veteran Carole Baraton Launches Sales Outfit

Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Veteran Carole Baraton Launches Sales Outfit

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Wild Bunch's former head of international sales Carole Baraton has joined forced with ex-Gaumont sales executive Yohann Comte to create a new Paris-based international sales and co-production company.

Other Charades partners include Pierre Mazars, who was previously vice-president of international sales at Studiocanal, and Constantin Briest, an entrepreneur and founder of Paris-based co-production and co-distribution company Asuna.

The team will make their market debut at the EFM where they will present the company and also scout for projects with the aim of building a first line-up for Cannes.

The company has the capacity to invest minimum guarantees in select projects.

"Charades will focus on films that are by turn inspirational, entertaining, rousing, disturbing, terrifying and tear-jerking, but always audience-driven. It will service a cross-generational, cross-cultural and cross-border audience," the partners said in a joint statement.

They said the choice of Charades as the company name was driven by the desire for a French word that would translate easily into most languages. …

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