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Former Pathe Toppers Romain Le Grand, Vivien Aslanian Launch Marvelous Prods. (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety logo Variety 5/20/2017 Elsa Keslassy
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Romain Le Grand and Vivien Aslanian, the duo at the helm of Pathe for 19 years before exiting in 2016, are launching new banner Marvelous Prods.

Le Grand and Aslanian are partnering with Marco Pacchioni, producer and founder of Master Movies. Pacchioni produced “Alone in Berlin” (pictured) with Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl, and co-produced Virginie Despentes’s “Bye Bye Blondie” with Emmanuelle Beart.

Marvelous Prods. will produce and co-produce content for film, TV and web formats. Since Pathe was solely involved in features, Le Grand and Aslanian did not produce TV drama, unlike the big film groups in France.

Marvelous is currently developing 10 projects and expects its first titles in theaters in 2018.

At Pathe, Le Grand and Aslanian produced and distributed many franchise-based French comedies, such as “Les Tuches” and “Camping,” as well as “Back to Mom” and “One Man and His Cow,” which were all highly successful at the local box office.

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