Animated by Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin and Laurent Baujard, Paprika Films’ ambition is to discover and promote new talents, both in cinema and television. Ambitious documentaries and feature films are its main fields of action, often with a strong environmental and societal commitment.
After a post-graduate degree in Law and Administration of Audiovisual Communication at the Panthéon Sorbonne University, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin started his career at Cofiloisirs and then at the sofica Soficinéma. He co-authored “Les aides au financement du Cinema et de la Télévision” published by Editions Dixit.
In 2005, he became producer and CFO at Ego Productions (now part of the Mediawan Group) where he participated in the production of numerous television series. Among the most recent, the series Zone Blanche for France TV which will become a Netflix Original and the series De Grace for Arte currently in production.
In 2011, he created the company Paprika Films with Laurent Baujard to produce feature films and documentaries. After some first successes in co-production such as Just The Wind by Bence Fliegauf (Silver Bear – Grand Prix in Berlin), Abluka by Emin Alper (Silver Lion – Special Jury Prize in Venice) and The Emperor by Luc Jacquet, He launched the production of the film Two of Us by Filippo Meneghetti (César for the Best First Film 2021 in Cannes, French candidate for the Oscar, nominated for the Golden Globes) and The Velvet Queen by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier with Sylvain Tesson (César for the Best Documentary 2022 in Cannes).
In parallel to his activities as a producer, he created in 2009 Les Arcs Film Festival, which has become in a few years a reference festival for European films. He is still the general manager of this festival.
After studying economics, Laurent Baujard starts his carreer in audiovisual by a study on DTTV and media streaming. Eager to approach the content, he works at a DVD publisher before joining AGAT Films / Ex Nihilo where he trains to audiovisual production profession for a year and a half.
In 2005, he joined Gedeon Programmes as executive producer before becoming associate and line producer. He has produced many films about science, history, discovery and adventure. He was in charge of the production of the first French documentary film in 3D, Madagascar, le Makay perdu for Canal +. In 2013, he produced a 3D feature film with a budget of 15 million dollars Amazonia, released in more than 70 countries.
In 2014, he became executive producer of Rendez-vous en terre inconnue, France Télévisions’ flagship program.
At the same time, he developed Paprika Films with Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, where he produced in 2016 an expedition to Antarctica with Luc Jacquet. From this expedition is born a 360° audiovisual project including a feature film (The Emperor), television documentaries, a virtual reality experience and an immersive exhibition that has collected more than one million admissions.
He also produced Two of Us by Filippo Meneghetti (César for Best First Film 2021 in Cannes, French Oscar nominee, Golden Globe nominee), Just the Wind by Bence Fliegauf (Silver Bear Berlin), Abluka by Emin Alper (Silver Lion Venice), The Emperor by Luc Jacquet, The Velvet Queen by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier with Sylvain Tesson (César for the Best Documentary 2022 in Cannes), and Last Words by Jonathan Nossiter (Official selection at Cannes).