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Saville welcomes Louis Leterrier

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Leading French filmmaker Louis Leterrier has joined Saville Productions for exclusive North American..........

Saville welcomes Louis Leterrier
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 12th 2010 – Leading French filmmaker Louis Leterrier has joined Saville Productions for exclusive North American representation in commercials.

The director of the box office hit movies Clash of the Titans, The Transporter and The Incredible Hulk, Leterrier is no stranger to the commercial realm having previously helmed spots for BNP and the Asian Games.

“Louis is an amazing talent and one of the leading action directors in the world whose work has wide commercial appeal”, says Saville’s Executive Producer, Rupert Maconick. “We have known each other a number of years and I’m delighted we are finally working together.”

Leterrier’s latest feature project, the epic action movie Clash of the Titans starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, was released in April and has been a huge commercial success earning $61 million in its opening weekend in North America and eventually grossing $491 million worldwide.

Born in Paris, Leterrier was guided artistically from an early age by his mother, the Academy-Award nominated Costume Designer, Catherine Leterrier.  At the age of 18, after some training in advertising and publicity, he left France to study cinema at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Leterrier’s first break came when he was chosen to assist Jean-Pierre Jeunet on the set of Alien: Resurrection. On returning to France, he secured a position working with Luc Besson on commercials projects as well as on the film Joan of Arc.

In 2002 Leterrier directed The Transporter, a Luc Besson produced action movie starring Jason Statham – although the US release lists him as artistic director and Corey Yuen as director, the opening credits of the European release grant him directorial credit and list Yuen as action director.  The huge success of The Transporter persuaded Besson to entrust him to direct Jet Li and Moran Freeman in Unleashed, a full-length martial arts film.  The success of this and his next directorial outing, The Transporter 2, had Hollywood pursuing his talents.

Two years later Leterrier directed his first big-budget American film, The Incredible Hulk. The film was a critical and commercial hit grossing US$134 million in the United States and it was also nominated for Best Superhero Film at the 2008 National Movie Awards and for Best Science Fiction Film at the Saturn Awards.

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Saville Productions New York, Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:00:00 GMT