Laurence Lascary

Laurence Lascary began her career in the audiovisual sector in 2004. After studying management and completing a Master’s degree in marketing and distribution at the European Audiovisual Industry delivered by the Sorbonne and the INA, she worked with companies such as StudioCanal and Unifrance (New York office).

In 2008, she created the production company DE L’AUTRE COTÉ DU PERIPH’ (DACP) to take the heat out of the debates about the working-class areas and to remove the inhibitions of their residents, showing them that it is possible to succeed. In 2011, she launched the Young Independent Producers’ Day, an innovative marketplace dedicated to the new actors of the audiovisual industry (the 7th edition took place in June 2017). Since 2015, she has been a member of the National Council of Cities (Images de la Diversité) and the School of Diversity of the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2016, she began the production of her first feature film, The Climb, directed by Ludovic Bernard. The film was released on January 25th, 2017 (Mars Distribution) and gathered more than a million two hundred thousand spectators. In February of 2018, Laurence received the title of Chevalier of the National Order of Merit for her contributions to the French film industry. In order to change attitudes in French cinema, she got involved in « Deuxième Regard » (collective 5050). She has also been the co-chair since May 2018.