Founded in 1993 by Isabelle Fauvel, Initiative Film is the first French consulting company specialized in the development of audiovisual projects for French and foreign professionals: producers, screenwriters, directors, artistic agents…

Initiative Film, an attentive partner, steps in at an early stage of the development phase. From the birth of the story to the start of production, we accompany your creative progress and your thoughts on the artistic and economic feasibility of your projects. Occasional or long-term missions allow us to have the necessary distance in relation to a work in progress or to find new projects and recruit fresh talents.

Isabelle Fauvel
Founder and manager

First from the production world, Isabelle Fauvel has been working in the development field for more than 25 years, always seeking for an original and unique way of working. 


After six years spent at Flach Films, learning about production, where has produced and co-produced several feature films, like Leolo of Jean-Claude Lauzon (Cannes' 1992 official competition), she created Initiative Film in 1993. 


Exploring many different missions linked to the eruption of talents and projects, she is the privileged contact for screenwriters, directors, producers, accompanying french and international feature films. 

Hakim Mao
Associate & consultant

After having completed a « BTS » in editing and postproduction, and a masters degree in film writing and directing at the Louis Lumière National Film School in Paris whre he wrote and directed several short films, hakim comes from a technical background in film making.

After interning on several feature film shootings as an assistant director, he decides to dedicate himself to writing, first by developing his first feature film script at the Méditalents trans-Mediterranean writing workshop fore over a year, before starting interning at Initiative Film.

Now a project manager, he alternates between the Development Department and the international training programs in which Initiative Film is involved.

Anne Rapczyk
Financial director

After studying business (HEC) and a master’s degree specializing in law and economy of the film industry at the Sorbonne University (D2A), Anne Rapczyk started out in the production business as a financial director in divers structures.

Producer and associate at Sunrise Films, at the moment she is finishing Cédric Anger’s fourth feature film (L’Amour est une fête), coproduced with Curiosa Films and is developing various projects.


Alongside her activities as a producer, Anne operates as Chief financial officer for Initiative Film since 2011.

Ombline Suaudeau
Junior Consultant

Having grown up between France and Canada, Ombline Suaudeau first majored in literature before completing a Master's degree in Film studies at the University of the New Sorbonne, finalizing a Master thesis relating to narratology in video games.

After interning for Initiative Film in 2018, Ombline worked as an assistant in the literature department until the summer of 2019, before leaving for the University of Montreal where she studied screenwriting and transmedia storytelling, while working on personal projects at the same time.

Armed with this new expertise, she has now joined the Initiative Film team.

Rémi Giordano is born in Lorraine from Italian and Spanish parents. After a MA in Cinema, he discovers development through several internships in production for Fidélité Films and Scarlett Productions. He joins Initiative Film in May 2007 and becomes head of the literature department. He is a reader and consultant for number of production and distribution companies. In 2014, Rémi leaves Initiative Film, but remains on of the main external consultants. 
Rémi Giordano 

Laura finishes her film studies with a professional Masters Degree in the Sorbonne University.


In parallel of her own film projects, she has taste for screenwriting and assisting directors. 


Intern in 2016 for Initiative Film, today she steps in for PR missions and script consultations. 

Laura Glynn-Smith
Consultant & in charge of communications