Born in 1953. After studying management, she began her career as a press officer and then became a producer. She started out with short films, before moved on to feature films and long-format documentaries for the cinema and television with the creation of Les Productions Dussart in 1992 and Catherine Dussart Productions in 1994. She is currently a member of the European Producers Club and a consultant for Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE). Member of 45th Molodist International competition jury.
Producer Simone Baumann was born in 1963 and raised in Zschopau, Germany. She studied philosophy in Rostov upon the Don in the 1980s, worked in Moscow in the early 1990s and as a lecturer at Berlin’s prestigious Humboldt University before she began a career in documentary film with Leipzig-based broadcaster MDR.