Ardor co-produced by and starring Gael Garcia Bernal. This is the second co-production of Canana, the production and distribution company of Gael Garcia Bernal,Diego Luna,Pablo Cruz and Julian Levin and Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media‘s Participant Panamerica. The Academy
Award nominated NO was their first film together.
(The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears), France-Italy (Human Capital), Iceland-Denmark (Fusi), Sweden-Norway (The Quiet Roar) and a script in French only,
from France starring Ludivine Sagnier entitled Fool Circle.
of the publicly traded BAC Majestic which was majority owned by the animation house Millimages, it will now independently control BAC Films Distribution,
the BAC brands and the exclusive right to sell the BAC back catalogue. BAC Films Distribution currently controls a 0.45% stake in the French market.
structuring and financing specialist, will act as CFO.
Grumbach said he intended to grow the company in the direction of “a full service European mini major capable of intervening in the entire process of a
To that end, BAC will board international projects at an earlier stage and have a strong presence throughout development, financing, production and
international sales and production.
his arrival in 2011. Recent pictures on the slate Human Capital, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, The Quiet Roar and Ardor.
Upcoming productions include Rob and Ronan Burke’s Standby.
French-born Grumbach started out as a production manager in Luxembourg,
before working as a producer for Paul Thiltges Distributions. His
consortium-backed acquisition of BAC Films comes six years after
its founder Jean Labadie was ousted as managing director of the company
majority shareholder Millimages
Labadie originally created BAC in 1986, floating the company in 2000 under the Bac Majestic banner. Animation house Millimages took over as the
majority shareholder in 2004, after the company over-diversified and hit financial problems.