On November 30, 2017, around 300 guests, mainly from the French film industry – including producers, directors, cinematographers, distribution partners as well as postproduction and rental professionals – came to the newly opened ARRI premises at 54 Rue René Boulanger in Paris.
“The French film industry is one of the strongest and most prestigious in the world. The expansion of our capabilities in this important film market is therefore a logical step for ARRI,” explains Dr. Joerg Pohlman, Executive Board Member of the ARRI Group. “The increasing demand for our products and services in France requires a location that offers hands-on experience and presentations to our customers,” adds Stephan Schenk, Managing Director of ARRI Cine Technik and responsible for the business unit Camera Systems.
In Paris Natasza Chroscicki, Managing Director of ARRI CT France along with Stephan Schenk and Markus Zeiler, is responsible for the activities in France for Camera Systems. For many years, Natasza Chroscicki managed the company Imageworks, ARRI´s previous representative in France, together with Natacha Vlatkovic, who is now Business Development Manager for Camera Systems at the new office. “In this new constellation, the local competence that ARRI customers in France appreciate and are accustomed to remains intact. With our new office in Paris, we are looking forward to an even more intense cooperation,” emphasizes Natasza Chroscicki.
In the course of founding ARRI CT France, ARRI has also expanded its portfolio in France with additional services. As Senior Director Business Development, Christian Léonard is driving the activities of the Lighting business unit in the broadcast and theater sector in the EMEAI region with a focus on France.
“The expansion into France not only strengthens the ARRI brand, but also fosters synergies between the various business units of our company. We are getting closer to our customers and providing system support on broadcast solutions as well as product trainings,” confirms Markus Zeiler, General Manager of ARRI Lighting.