Marc Du Pontavice
Marc du Pontavice, Xilam Animation’s President, began his career with GAUMONT, where he co-founded GAUMONT Television (1991‐95), supervising the production of a hundred hours of prime time fiction, including the series Highlander. He created GAUMONT Multimedia, whose assets he acquired in 1999 to found Xilam Animation.
Since that time, Xilam has established itself as one of the world’s leaders in animation production, with several worldwide successes, including series such as Oggy and the Cockroaches or Zig & Sharko, all exec produced by Marc du Pontavice.
Xilam has won several awards (7 nominations and two prizes at the Annecy festival). In the past two decades, the company has built up a catalogue of over 2000 animation series episodes, broadcast in more than 190 countries. Today, Xilam employs over 400 people, including 300 artists.
Marc du Pontavice has also produced a dozen feature films; live action films (such as the acclaimed Gainsbourg, a Heroic Life by Joann Sfar) and animation movies (I Lost My Body by Jeremy Clapin), films which have been selected for competition in major festivals (Cannes, Venice, Annecy, etc) and which have been awarded three “Césars.”