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by Indiewire
October 5, 2005 4:38 AM
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Who Is Philippe Martinez?

With a reported $200 million investment, Philippe Martinez has moved to Los Angeles to, in his not so modest words, build "the number one independent U.S. distributor." Continuing, he told the New York Times, "To get ahead of Lions Gate we have to do $350 to $400 million of business a year. We have less money than they do, and fewer employees. But I have my passion. That's what's going to make the difference." The exec, fresh from a European jail (as detailed in the Times piece), had his company, Bauer Martinez Distribution, pay the big bucks and beat out competitors for David Ayer's "Harsh Times" at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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3 Comments

  • g shitey | October 5, 2005 8:03 AMReply

    Good question. Although I don't see how jail time proves some one is bad as can...

  • bert_duck | October 5, 2005 4:35 AMReply

    Is this guy the next indie sweetheart or the next Giancarlo Parretti?

  • bert_duck | October 5, 2005 4:35 AMReply

    Is this guy the next indie sweetheart or the next Giancarlo Parretti?