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  René Manzor

2016
Publication of his third novel on October 19th "DANS LES BRUMES DU MAL", CALMANN-LÉVY/Editions de L’épée

2016
he directs for SON & LUMIÈRE and French Channel 3, one episode of the series « MONGEVILLE »

2016-2017
In development :

« THE NAMELESS », a TV series of 6 x 52’ based on his novel "HE WHOSE NAME IS NO MORE"

« DESTINATION MARS », a TV series of 8 x 52’ he creates for New Media Group / Starmedia and Cynergy.

« OKSA », a TV series of 6 x 52’ freely adapted from the OKSA POLLOCK saga by Cendrine Wolf & Anne Plichota

2015
he directs for TELECIP and French Channel 3, two episodes of the series « BLOOD OF THE VINE »
-  "MEDOC SUR ORDONNANCE"
-  "POUR QUI SONNE L’ANGELUS"

2014
Publication of his second novel on May 26th "CELUI DONT LE NOM N’EST PLUS", KERO/Editions de L’épée
Best Thriller Award Cognac 2014

2013
Directed for GMT Productions and TF1, « JULIE LESCAUT, THE LOST FRIEND » three hours series finale

2012
Published his first novel « LES ÂMES RIVALES », KERO Editions

Directed for TF1 Productions, « R.I.S. POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE » season 8 premiere "CINDERELLA & CO"

2011
Show Runner on the TV series « ALICE NEVERS, LE JUGE EST UNE FEMME »

2009/2010
Wrote and directed « TOTAL BLACKOUT » starring Florent PAGNY, Cristiana REALI and Jean-Pierre MARTINS

2008
In development,
-  "LABYRINTH", Writer (screenplay), starring Hilary Swank

2007
Co-Wrote and Directed for EGO Productions and TF1, the 8 hours mini series « ALICE NEVERS, LE JUGE EST UNE FEMME » starring Marine DELTERME and Jean-Michel TINIVELLI

2004/2005
Directed for Aubes Productions and TF1, three chapters of the TV series « THE NEGOTIATOR » starring Georges CORRAFACE
-  "ACCIDENT"
-  "THE TARGET"
-  "THE PREDATOR"

2003
Wrote and directed « DEDALES » (Labyrinth) a feature film starring Lambert WILSON, Sylvie TESTUD, Frédéric DIEFENTHAL and Michel DUCHAUSSOY

2001
Directed the final chapter of the TV series « LES REDOUTABLES » (Geteve/13e Rue/Universal) « CONFESSION » starring Christopher LEE et Ticky HOLGADO

2000/2002
Wrote « MONSIEUR N. » for Loma Nasha production, starring Philippe TORRETON, Richard E. GRANT and Jay RODAN
Official selection at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival Winner of the Fondation Napoléon Grand Prize

1996/1997
Wrote and directed « WITCH WAY LOVE » starring Vanessa PARADIS, Gil BELLOWS, Jean RENO et Jeanne MOREAU and Dabney COLEMAN

1994/1995
Wrote and directed two movies of the week for Gaumont, Canal + and Trimark Pictures :
-  « WARRIOR SPIRIT » starring Lukas HAAS and Alain Musy
-  « LEGENDS OF THE NORTH » starring Randy QUAID and Georges CORRAFACE

1992/1993
Directed two episodes of Steven SPIELBERG and George LUCAS’ series : « THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES » for Paramount & ABC
-  VERDUN 1916
-  PARIS 1908

1990/2000
The U.S. Years
Following « 36-15 CODE PERE NOEL » (Pere Noel), René Manzor received offers of representation in Hollywood. He signed with ICM and launched an American career, both as a writer on various feature films and as a director for television.

For American TV, he directed :
-  « THE HITCHHICKER » (Chesler/USA Network)
-  "WINDOWS" starring David Marshall GRANT
-  "MADE IN PARIS" starring Terence KNOX

-  "A NIGHT OF ABANDON" starring David DUCHOVNY (Showtime)
-  "A GUARDIAN ANGEL" starring Jonathan FRAKES (Fox)

-  "THE HIGHLANDER"
-  "BAND OF BROTHERS" starring Adrian PAUL (Rysher - Gaumont)

-  "THE RAVEN"
-  "CLOAK AND DAGGER" starring Paul JOHANSSON (USA - Gaumont)

1990
Wrote and directed his second feature « 36-15 CODE PERE NOEL » (Pere Noel), starring Patrick FLOERSHEIM, Alain MUSY, Brigitte FOSSEY, Louis DUCREUX and François-Eric GENDRON

The film opened the Avoriaz International Film Festival Winner of three major awards at the Rome Film Festival :
-  Best Film
-  Best Director
-  Best Young Actor : Alain MUSY

1988
Wrote two episodes for Christian Fechner’s TV series « SUEURS FROIDES » :
-  « LA SUBLIME AVENTURE » which he also directed
-  « LA BELLE OUVRAGE » The series was nominated for the French Sept d’Or TV awards

1986
Wrote and directed « LE PASSAGE », his first feature, starring Alain DELON, Christine BOISSON, Jean-Luc MOREAU et Alain MUSY

1984
Wrote and directed « LE SANG OU LE TESTAMENT D’UN VIEUX FOU » a cartoon and pilot film for « LE PASSAGE »

1983
Wrote and directed « LE SUICIDE DE FRANK EINSTEIN » a short film for Gaumont

1981
Wrote and directed « SYNAPSES » a short film of animation Winner of two awards at the Hyères Short film Festival :
-  Best Film
-  Jean-Jacques Perron award
-  The film is screened at the prestigious exposition of the Pompidou Center, "Thirty years of Experimental Cinéma".

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