In the summer of 2008, Corniche took a significant stake in Le Pacte, the distribution company established in 2007 by respected French distributor Jean Labadie. When Corniche's investment in Le Pacte was announced, the Hollywood Reporter described Labadie as 'having released more Palme d'Or winning films than just about any other French distributor.' Together Le Pacte and Corniche distribute around a dozen films a year and as well as theatre releases they will concentrate on developing video, television and international sales. Notable releases from Le Pacte include Waltz with Bashir, Ari Foman’s award winning film about life during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Habemus Papam by 2001 Palme d'Or winner Nanni Moretti, and Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn.
The 65th Cannes Film Festival had a total of 7 films in all competitions released by Le Pacte including Matteo Garrone’s Reality co-produced with Le Pacte, Ken Loach’s The Angel Share, Beyond the Hills by Cristian Mungiu, and Carlos Reygadas Post Tenebras Lux also co-produced with Le Pacte. At the closing ceremony of the 2012 showpiece, Le Pacte became the first distributor in the history of the festival to receive 5 awards; Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Jury Prize, Best Director and the Grand Prix award.
In line with Corniche's involvement with the arts, Corniche Pictures is active in the financing, production and distribution of independent feature films and documentaries.
Since 2005 Corniche Pictures has been involved in 10 feature films and feature documentaries. Corniche is committed to making artful, compelling films with established and up-and-coming filmmakers, who each have a story to tell. Read more.
In 2012 Corniche became officialy involved with the Raine Group focussing exclusively on entertainment, digital media and sports. Founded in 2009 by Joseph Ravitch and Jeffrey Sine, in partnership with WME Entertainment, Raine has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Beijing. With a global reach, Raine focuses on growth equity investments where its deep industry experience and unique network of strategic relationships, limited partners and advisory board members can create value for portfolio companies.
Teshkeel Media Group is a Middle East based company focused on creating, re-engineering and exploiting all forms of children’s media based on or infused with localized culture, beginning with a proprietary superhero concept.
In 2010 Corniche Media took a stake in Teshkeel as it aligns with the family office desire to build a bridge between the West and the Middle East. THE 99 represents an opportunity to reach out across cultures and provide positive role models for all.