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Published on March 6th, 2019 | by gareth


Cinemacon To Honor JÉRÔME SEYDOUX

Looking forward to seeing what our crew covers at the show.



WASHINGTON D.C. (March 6, 2019) – Seydoux, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Pathé and Chairman & CEO, Les Cinemas Pathe Gaumont, will receive this year’s
“Career Achievement in Exhibition Award Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of
CinemaCon announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held
April 1-4, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Seydoux will be presented with this
honor at the International Day Luncheon taking place on Monday, April 1, 2019.

“It is our great honor to single out the achievements of Jérôme Seydoux for all he
has done for the motion picture industry from a production, distribution and of
course, exhibition standpoint”, said Neuhauser. “The Seydoux name is synonymous with
excellence and an unequalled passion and love for film and the environment in which
it is shown. Cinémas Pathe Gaumont is a world class leader when it comes to the
motion picture theatrical experience and filmmakers and moviegoers are the great
benefactors of their commitment and dedication to the world of cinema.”

In 1990, Seydoux purchased Pathé Cinema which he merged with Gaumont in 2002 to form
Les Cinémas Pathe Gaumont. Now one of Europe’s leading cinema companies, Pathé is
active in film production, in France and the United Kingdom and film distribution
in, France and Switzerland. They currently have 108 cinemas with 1,133 screens in
France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Tunisia with 23 IMAX, 42 4DX and 11
Dolby Cinema. The company has produced and co-produced many English language
pictures including “The Queen,” and “Slumdog Millionaire” while also pioneering the
restoration and screening of classic titles via the Jérôme Seydoux Pathé Foundation.
In 2018, Pathé recorded $1 billion in revenue and by the end of December, the
company was employing 4,142 people in five countries. Pathé was founded in 1896 by
Charles Pathé. Before the first World War, Pathé was the undisputed world leader of
film production and distribution and opened their first cinema in Paris in 1906.

Seydoux began his career in finance in the 1960s before going on to acquire
corporations such as Pricel and Chargeurs Réunis, merging them to form Chargeurs. In
1986 he became chairman of La Cinq, France’s first private unencrypted television
channel. His involvement in the media industry later included his production and
distribution of films in association with Claude Berri, as well as his participation
in the creation of the first European satellite platform Sky on which he became
Chairman of the Board of Directors between 1998 and 1999. Jérôme Seydoux is also
vice-president of OL Groupe, the Lyons soccer club.

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