Gaumont

Gaumont

Gaumont Film Company is a French film production company founded in 1895 by the engineer-turned-inventor, Léon Gaumont (1864-1946). It is the oldest running film company in the world. Originally dealing in photographic apparatuses, the company began producing short films in 1897 to promote its make of camera-projector. Léon Gaumont's secretary Alice Guy Blaché became the motion picture industry’s first female director. From 1905 to 1914, its studios "Cité Elgé" (from the normal French pronunciation of the founder's initials L-G) at La Villette, France, were the largest in the world. The company manufactured its own equipment and mass-produced films until 1907. Then Louis Feuillade became the artistic director of Gaumont. When World War I broke out, he was replaced by Léonce Perret, who continued his career in the United States a few years later.[citation needed] The company headquarters are in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Gaumont logo in the 1920s.

Among some of the most notable films produced were the serials Judex and Fantômas; the comic Onésime series, starring Ernest Bourbon; the comic Bébé series, starring five-year-old René Dary; and the newsreels of the Gaumont Actualities. Directors such as Abel Gance, Alfred Hitchcock, and the early animator Emile Cohl worked for this studio at one time or another.

Gaumont-British logo in the 1910s and 20s.

Gaumont opened foreign offices and acquired theatre chains Gaumont British, which later notably produced several Hitchcock films such as The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938). Along with its giant competitor Pathé Frères, Gaumont dominated the motion-picture industry in Europe until the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Gaumont also constructed the Lime Grove Studios.

After significant post-war losses to American productions in market-share/competition, Gaumont experienced the subsequent business reversals of technological change (the advent of sound) and financial depression, and was eventually merged with Franco-Film Aubert in the early 1930s.

Gaumont is still independent and has been recognized as one of the largest producers (Léon, The Fifth Element) and distributors of films in France.

The company has also produced television shows, including four animated series: Highlander: The Animated Series, Dragon Flyz, and Sky Dancers (the second and third are based on their respective toy lines) and the very popular Oggy and the Cockroaches.

2004-2007 Gaumont-Columbia-TriStar Films logo.

From January 2004-2007 the company had a partnership with Sony for producing films and for theatre and DVD distribution worldwide. Together with Pathe they operate their own cinemas across France.

File:Gaumont-Alphanim.jpg 2009 Gaumont-Alphanim's logo.

In 2008 Gaumont took over french animation studio, Alphanim and renamed it Gaumont-Alphanim.

For many years, Gaumont's home video division was a joint venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Currently, Gaumont distributes its films through Paramount Pictures on video in France.

(From Wikipedia. Automatic image. Gender: Company)

Producer:

  • Brice de Nice 3
    2016, UK release: unknown
  • Voyage à travers le cinéma français
    2016, UK release: unknown
  • Un petit boulot
    2016, UK release: unknown
  • La boum
    1980, UK release: unknown
  • Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur)
    2016, France, UK release: 5 August 2016
  • Les Visiteurs: La Révolution
    2016, UK release: unknown
  • Nous trois ou rien
    2015, UK release: unknown
  • Chocolat
    2016, UK release: unknown
  • La Résistance de l'air
    2014, UK release: unknown
  • Toute première fois
    2014, UK release: unknown
  • Le temps des aveux
    2014, UK release: unknown
  • Samba
    2014, France, UK release: 1 May 2015
  • Avis de mistral
    2013, UK release: unknown
  • Diplomatie
    2014, UK release: unknown
  • Mea Culpa
    2013, UK release: unknown
  • L'amour est un crime parfait
    2013, UK release: unknown
  • Paris à tout prix
    2013, UK release: unknown
  • Paranoia
    2013, France, United States, UK release: 7 March 2014
  • Two Mothers
    2012, UK release: unknown
  • Les Gamins
    2012, UK release: unknown
  • Paulette
    2011, UK release: unknown
  • Väter und andere Katastrophen
    2011, UK release: unknown
  • Comme un chef
    2012, UK release: unknown
  • Untouchable (Intouchables)
    2011, France, UK release: 21 September 2012
  • Le fils a Jo
    2010, UK release: unknown
  • Last Night
    2010, France, United States, UK release: 3 June 2011
  • Twelve
    2010, UK release: unknown
  • Splice
    2009, Canada, France, United States, UK release: 2 July 2010
  • La rafle
    2010, UK release: unknown
  • Le dernier vol
    2009, UK release: unknown
  • Loi de Murphy
    2009, UK release: unknown
  • La guerre des miss
    2008, UK release: unknown

Colleagues of shooting:

Benoît Poelvoorde Olivia Bonamy Jacques Mathou Christian Charmetant Béatrice Michel Michèle Garcia Patrice Leconte Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) Canal+ Isabelle Carré Josiane Balasko Josiane Balasko Josiane Balasko France 3 Cinéma CinéCinéma Richard Berry Nathalie Baye LGM Productions Eric Caravaca Région Ile-de-France Catherine Hiegel Marilou Berry Félicité Wouassi George Aguilar Sandrine Le Berre David Rousseau Guillaume Verdier Jean-Christophe Folly Maria Schneider Joaquina Belaunde SPAD Productions Josy Films Dominique Pinon Fanny Valette Pio Marmaï Frans Boyer Christophe Campos Christophe Campos Mabrouk El Mechri Guillaume Canet Marion Cotillard Canal+ France 3 Cinéma CinéCinéma Guillaume Marquet Frédéric Epaud Karim Dridi Les Films du Dauphin Jean Reno Mélanie Laurent Gad Elmaleh Sylvie Testud Anne Brochet Roselyne Bosch Roselyne Bosch Légende Films Adrien Brody Sarah Polley David Hewlett Doug Taylor Brandon McGibbon Vincenzo Natali Vincenzo Natali Antoinette Terry Bryant Copper Heart Entertainment Splice Emma Roberts Zoë Kravitz Rory Culkin Chace Crawford 50 Cent Emily Meade Joel Schumacher Nick McDonell Jordan Melamed Keira Knightley Eva Mendes Sam Worthington Nick Wechsler Productions Guillaume Canet Griffin Dunne Anson Mount Massy Tadjedin Massy Tadjedin Olivier Marchal Gérard Lanvin LGM Productions Vincent Moscato Philippe Guillard Philippe Guillard Hippolyte Girardot Denis Podalydès Bernard Le Coq Mandarin Films Florence Pernel Xavier Durringer Patrick Rotman Grégory Fitoussi Omar Sy TF1 Films Production Olivier Nakache Olivier Nakache Eric Toledano Eric Toledano François Cluzet Anne Le Ny Quad Productions Chaocorp Audrey Fleurot Clotilde Mollet Cyril Mendy Jean Reno Daniel Cohen Daniel Cohen Michaël Youn Olivier Dazat Julien Boisselier Santiago Segura Raphaëlle Agogué Salomé Stévenin Gérard Jugnot TF1 Films Production François Berléand Karé Productions Olivia Ruiz Martin Valente Martin Valente Gianguido Spinelli Malec Productions France 2 Cinéma Bernadette Lafont Carmen Maura Légende Films Jérôme Enrico Jérôme Enrico Legende Dominique Lavanant André Penvern Françoise Bertin Laurie Aubanel Sandrine Kiberlain Mélanie Bernier Alain Chabat Légende Films Elisa Sednaoui François Dunoyer Max Boublil Max Boublil Alban Lenoir Anthony Marciano Noé Debré BAMAGO PEOPLEFORCINEMA Ben Mendelsohn Naomi Watts Anne Fontaine Christopher Hampton Gary Sweet Robin Wright Ciné@ Xavier Samuel James Frecheville Sophie Lowe Doris Lessing Hopscotch Features Gary Oldman Robert Luketic Amber Heard Jason Dean Hall Richard Dreyfuss Harrison Ford Liam Hemsworth Josh Holloway Barry Levy Julian McMahon Demarest Films EMJAG Productions Mandarin Films Cécile Cassel Tarek Boudali Reem Kherici Reem Kherici Reem Kherici Philippe Lacheau Morgan Spillemaecker arte France Cinéma Mathieu Amalric Arnaud Larrieu Arnaud Larrieu Jean-Marie Larrieu Jean-Marie Larrieu Karin Viard Maïwenn Arena Films TF1 Films Production Vincent Lindon LGM Productions Gilles Lellouche Fred Cavayé Fred Cavayé Guillaume Lemans Nadine Labaki Tomi May Velibor Topic Niels Arestrup Burghart Klaußner André Dussollier Cyril Gely Robert Stadlober Volker Schlöndorff Blueprint Film Film Oblige Jean Reno France 2 Cinéma Anna Galiena Légende Films Charlotte de Turckheim Chloé Jouannet Hugues Aufray Rose Bosch Rose Bosch Omar Sy Charlotte Gainsbourg Olivier Nakache Olivier Nakache Eric Toledano Eric Toledano Tahar Rahim Quad Izia Higelin Ten Films Olivier Gourmet Scope Pictures Bophana Production Raphaël Personnaz Grégory Gadebois Régis Wargnier Régis Wargnier Phoeung Kompheak Antoine Audouard Les films du cap Pio Marmaï Lannick Gautry Franck Gastambide Camille Cottin Maxime Govare Noémie Saglio KALY PRODUCTIONS LES IMPRODUCTIBLES Reda Kateb Thomas Bidegain Johan Heldenbergh Ludivine Sagnier Tchéky Karyo Nexus Factory Pascal Demolon Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Noé Debré Fred Grivois Fred Grivois Iconoclast Omar Sy Olivier Gourmet Roschdy Zem Roschdy Zem Mandarin Films Cyril Gely M6 Films Olivier Gorce N/A Gérard Noiriel Gérard Darmon Leïla Bekhti M6 Films Kheiron Kheiron Kheiron Adama Pictures Jean Reno Franck Dubosc Christian Clavier Christian Clavier Karin Viard Jean-Marie Poiré Jean-Marie Poiré Jean Dujardin Cédric Kahn Laurent Tirard Virginie Efira Marcos Carnevale César Domboy Creative Andina Danièle Thompson Sophie Marceau Claude Brasseur Brigitte Fossey Denise Grey Claude Pinoteau Claude Pinoteau Michel Blanc Michel Blanc Romain Duris Pascal Chaumeil Alice Belaïdi Iván Marcos Iain Levison Bertrand Tavernier Bertrand Tavernier Little Bear André Marcon N/A Jean Dujardin Jean Dujardin Clovis Cornillac James Huth James Huth M6 Films Aaron Brumfield Anteo Quintavalle Christophe Duthuron

Biography for: Gaumont Movies on Kiao: 34

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The St Trinians Collection [DVD] The St Trinians Collection [DVD]
Artist: Joyce GrenfallActors: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Lionel Jeffries, Terry Thomas, Joan SimsManufacturer: Optimum Home Releasing
by with Alastair Sim, George Cole, Lionel Jeffries, Terry Thomas, Joan Sims, published by Studiocanal.
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Atoll K (DVD + Blu-ray) Atoll K (DVD + Blu-ray)
by Léo Joannon, with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, published by Bfi.
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 Au revoir là-haut [DVD] Includes English subtitles Au revoir là-haut [DVD] Includes English subtitles
November 1919. Two survivors of the trenches, one genius draftsman, the other modest accountant, decide to mount a scam to the war memorials. In crazy France, the company will be as dangerous as spectacular ...
by Albert Dupontel, with Andr Marcon, Michel Vuillermoz, Philippe Duquesne, Denis Podalyd s, Nahuel P rez Biscayart, published by .
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You Are So Beautiful ( Je vous trouve très beau ) [DVD] You Are So Beautiful ( Je vous trouve très beau ) [DVD]
France released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Ayme Pigrenet is a hard-working farmer who hires a marriage agency to help him find a wife. The agency advises...
by Isabelle Mergault, with Michel Blanc, Medeea Marinescu, Wladimir Yordanoff, Benoît Turjman, Éva Darlan, published by Gaumont.
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Big Blue [Blu-ray] Big Blue [Blu-ray]
Language: French with English Subtitles,Stereo LPCM 2.0, WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s), Uncut, SYNOPSIS: Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the Mediterranean. They were not real friends in these days, but...
by Luc Besson, with Rosanna Arquette, Andreas Voutsinas, Jean-Marc Barr, Valentine Vargas, Jean Reno, published by Studiocanal.
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Rome Express [DVD] Rome Express [DVD]
by Walter Forde, with Conrad Veidt, Cedric Hardwicke, Gordon Harker, Esther Ralston, Harold Huth, published by Network.
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Splice
Clive (Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Academy Award-nominee Sarah Polley) are young, brilliant and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something...
Genre: Thriller Horror Science Fiction Actors: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley Release date: 2 July 2010
Last Night
Genre: Drama Romance Actors: Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes Release date: 3 June 2011
Untouchable
Genre: Drama Comedy Biography Original title: Intouchables Actors: Omar Sy, François Cluzet Release date: 21 September 2012

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