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Jérôme Paillard / Guillaume Esmiol © CR/ FDC 2022
New perspectives at the Festival de Cannes’ Marché du Film
February, 15th 2022
Guillaume Esmiol is named Co-Executive Director of the Marché du Film, alongside Jérôme Paillard. They will work in tandem during the upcoming edition of the Festival before Esmiol definitively replaces Paillard for 2023.
In 2020, Guillaume Esmiol joined the Marché du Film as Deputy Director in charge of development with the prospect of taking over new functions linked to the succession of Jérôme Paillard.
After confirming his wish to retire at the end of May 2022, following the 75th Festival de Cannes, Paillard advised Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, to name by his side, Guillaume Esmiol as Co-Executive Director of the Marché du Film. This allows them to work in tandem before Esmiol permanently replaces Paillard in 2023.
Guillaume Esmiol was formerly Innovation Director for TF1 Group and Marketing Director for the startup studio Wefound ― an experience that allowed him to bring his expertise in Digital, Media, and Innovation to the Marché.
Meanwhile, the managing team of the Marché will remain the same and is comprised of Maud Amson (Operations & Sales Director), Michèle Waterhouse (Administrative Director), Alice Kharoubi (Cinema Programming Director), Camille Rousselet (Head of Cinando), and Aleksandra Zakharchenko (Head of Programming).