Since its creation DACP has been promoting diversity in the audiovisual industry. Our actions intent of helping new talent to emerge, while giving a face to those whose voices and realities are only rarely seen on screen. An engagement acknowledged and rewarded by the French government, with the certification of DACP in 2018 as a Company for Solidarity and Social Utility.
On May 12th, Laurence Lascary joined the 82 women who marched up the red carpet to stand for gender equality. The number 82 was significant: it’s the number of films by female directors that have premiered in competition at Cannes in its 71-year history.
On February 6, 2018, Laurence Lascary received the title of Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by French Minister of Culture, Francoise Nyssen. A cheerful moment that rewards almost 10 years of contribution to diversity in French film industry. In a speech full of emotion and hope, Laurence expressed her wish to see films that talk about contemporary France, with stories that capture its plurality.
Since 2013, the “Dans Mon Hall” short-film project aimed at giving a voice to communities of working-class neighbourhoods across France. These fictional short films represent the inhabitants in their daily life, to deconstruct the stereotypes so often broadcast by the media. The collection consists already of some 40 films shot in the four corners of France. The first season was the subject of a Festival held in March 2016 in the Auditorium of the Hôtel de Ville de Paris.
In 2011, Laurence Lascary launches the Young Independent Producers’Day, an innovative marketplace dedicated to the new actors of audiovisual industry. Organized by the Federation of Young Independent Producers since 2013, this day offers young creators the opportunity to present their projects to decision-makers looking for innovative content. The 8th edition will take place in September, 2018.