Born july 8, 1953 – French citizenship
Director of TF1 since April, 18, 2013 – independent
Chairwoman of TF1 Ethics, CSR and Patronage Committee
Selection and Remuneration Committee
Most recent renewal: April 13, 2017 expiring 2020
Holds 100 shares in TF1
Business address: 25, rue Gambetta – 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
After studying management, Catherine Dussart began her career as a press officer and then became a producer. As a producer, she started out with short films, before moving naturally on to feature films, long-format documentaries and dramas for cinema and television with the creation of Les Productions Dussart in 1992 and CDP in 1994. Since then she has produced or co-produced nearly 100 films in around 15 countries. Her recent productions include A Tramway in Jerusalem by Amos Gitai and Graves Without a Name by Rithy Panh, presented in the official selection at the 2018 Venice Film Festival; 9 fingers by F.J.Ossang, winner of best screenplay at the 2017 Locarno Festival; The Exile by Rithy Panh, presented in the official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival; Gospel by Pippo Delbono, presented in the official selection at the 2016 Venice Film Festival; France Is Our Mother Country by Rithy Panh (Fipa 2015); Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction) by Gurvinder Singh (India), presented in the official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen) by Min Bahadur Bham (Nepal), winner of the critics prize at the 2015 Venice Film Festival; and The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh, which won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix Italia and was also an Academy Award nominee for best foreign film. Seven films are in production for 2019, including new films by Rithy Panh, Amos Gitai and Peter Greenaway that are currently shooting. Catherine Dussart is a consultant for the Doha Film Institute. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Franco-Russian Cinema Academy, and a member of the World Cinema Subsidy Commission of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royalty Advances commission of the French National Cinematography Centre (CNC); and later Vice-Chairwoman and member of the CNC’s Distribution Subsidy Commission.
Appointments held outside the TF1 group
In France: General Manager of Catherine Dussart Production-CDP.
Other appointments held within the last five years
2014 – Member of the Board of Directors of the Franco-Russian Cinema Academy.