Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

French agent Laurent Grégoire led a freewheeling masterclass on the Thessaloniki Movie Competition in Greece Thursday, the place he dug into the difficult negotiations he has overseen because the advisor to a few of the trade’s greatest names, together with the story behind Marion Cotillard’s 2008 Oscar win for La Vie en Rose.

Grégoire, who’s the co-founder of the Adéquat company and represents French skills like Marion Cotillard and Omar Sy, advised the viewers that the producers of La Vie en Rose — which follows the life story of the enduring French singer Édith Piaf — had initially needed one among his different purchasers, Audrey Tautou, to star within the movie.

On the time, Tautou was on the peak of her fame following the success of her 2001 comedy Amélie. Grégoire stated he arrange a gathering between Tautou and the movie’s producers. The assembly, nevertheless, rapidly went bitter when Tautou was knowledgeable of the movie’s premise and responded: “Who’s going to be serious about a movie about Édith Piaf?”

Grégoire stated the producers instantly misplaced curiosity in casting Tautou, so he advised Marion Cotillard for the function, however they have been reluctant and solely determined to fulfill and finally forged her after he put up a powerful case for Cotillard.

“So that you see what the function of an agent may be. What a strategic function they will play,” he concluded.

Cotillard grew to become the primary French actress to win an Academy Award for Finest Actress in a Main Function for a French-language efficiency for her function within the movie.

Grégoire additionally spoke extensively about his relationship along with his purchasers in addition to appearing as an artwork type, saying that he believes that point within the theatre is a necessary a part of shaping a profitable appearing follow.

“I don’t assume you may be profitable and not using a profession in theatre first. There are just a few exceptions like Catherine Deneuve,” he stated.

Later through the dialogue, Grégoire additionally mentioned what he stated are the distinctive challenges that include the appearing occupation.

“The nice problem for an actor isn’t having a job. When they’re left with no cash and no job, it’s a very unstable occupation,” he stated. “The remainder of us have a extra regular job with a extra regular revenue. Once you’re an actor, something would possibly happen, and something would possibly change.”

He added that this is the reason actors will need to have good brokers as a result of they are going to all the time have a “superb ally” to information them by way of their careers. Though Grégoire didn’t romanticize the partnership between expertise and brokers, saying on a number of events that: “This isn’t a private relationship since you pay your agent.”

The masterclass ended on a optimistic word with Grégoire highlighting what he described as the worldwide and inclusive evolution of cinema through the years.

“I began working in a cinema that was 100% French. 100% nationwide. Cinema has turn into a extra open house,” he stated. “Because of the event of know-how, issues have modified, and folks can work in many various European nations.”

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