Paris and Cannes, France—May 23, 2017
Eclair Announces Agreement with Gaumont for the Restoration of 100 Feature Films
a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries
in Europe (Ymagis Group – mnemo: MAGIS ISIN: FR0011471291, PEA-PME eligible),
today announced the signature of a framework agreement with Gaumont for the
restoration of 100+ feature films. The contract will cover a 3-year period with
25 to 40 films annually.
is the largest contract to date for our restoration services,” explained
Christophe Lacroix, Eclair Senior Vice President. “Gaumont is a major
stakeholder in the international film and audiovisual landscape with a large
catalogue of rights. Gaumont’s strategy for the management of their heritage
films and classic movies is key to their current and future success. We would
like to extend our sincere thanks to them for the trust they have shown from
the very beginning of our collaboration in 2009, the year their restoration plan
was first implemented."
2016, Eclair participated in the restoration of 25 films from the Gaumont
catalogue, including Louis Malle’s “My Dinner with André” (1981),
"Samson" (1936) by Maurice Tourneur and André Barsacq’s "Le rideau rouge" (1952). New titles scheduled for 2017
include "Untel père et fils" (1945) and "L’homme du jour"
(1937) directed by Julien Duvivier, Jacques Doillon’s "La femme qui
pleure" (1979) and "Lancelot du lac" (1974) by Robert Bresson.
restoration division was launched in 2000. Over 750 films have since been
successfully restored by the company - some of which date back to the dawn of
cinema, such as Thomas Edison’s "A Bar Room Scene" (1895). With a
staff of nearly 70 spread between the Paris-Vanves and Auxerre sites, Eclair’s restoration
and preservation divisions are headed by Yves Gringuillard. The two divisions cover
film and digital restoration, archival digitisation, physical and digital
storage, and archive management and protection.
ABOUT ECLAIR - YMAGIS GROUP
Founded in 1907 in the early days of cinema, Eclair is a historic,
innovative and respected company in the motion picture and television
industries. Eclair is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to content
services, a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema
industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides innovative
solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema),
producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders,
broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers. Created in
2007, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris and has offices in 23 countries
with nearly 800 employees. Our core business is structured around three main
units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software
solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services:
post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and
accessibility, restoration and preservation) and Ymagis (financial services).
For more information, please connect to www.ymagis.com, www.cinemanext.com or