Eclair Hires Christophe Massie as Head of Preservation and Announces Alliance with French Company Orfeo

Paris, France ( June 28, 2019 ) -

Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and TV industries, announces today that it has hired Christophe Massie as the new head of its Preservation division, effective immediately. An alliance has also been struck with Massie’s conservation and media management company, Orfeo SAS. Under the agreement, Orfeo benefits from Eclair’s European sales and business services and relocates from its current premises to Eclair’s Paris-Vanves and Auxerre locations.

Christophe Massie reports directly to Pascal Mogavero, Senior Vice President of Eclair. Massie holds a Master’s in Economics and a postgraduate degree in Law from Université de Paris I, and an Executive MBA from Université de Paris Dauphine/UQAM. In 1989, he co-founded Capital Vision, specializing in archival, storage and promotional solutions for the audiovisual sector, before joining Eclair, where he spent the bulk of his career through 2010 (Deputy CEO and Sales Director at Télétota, Eclair Deputy CEO). In 2012, Massie founded Orfeo, where he launched the DynArchi project (MAM) and initiated the first digital preservation offer for the motion picture sector.

Christophe Massie succeeds Yves Gringuillard, who has been appointed Vice President, Digital Services, comprising theatrical delivery and digital distribution-related activities. A graduate of the Montpellier Business School, Gringuillard joined Eclair in July 2016 as VP, Preservation & Restoration before also taking on the management of the digital distribution division in November 2017.

“We are very pleased to welcome these talented professionals in their new roles. Their experience and expertise will prove invaluable to our teams & clients and will help support Eclair in this new era of our digital development,” states Pascal Mogavero.

Founded in 1907 in the early days of cinema, Eclair is a historic, innovative and respected company in the motion picture and television industries. Eclair is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to content services, a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services: post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, restoration and preservation) and VPF (finance solutions) and other activities (Virtual Reality, Illucity and EclairColor HDR). A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts close to 830 employees. For more information about Eclair, please connect to