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Afm: Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval shoots down departure rumours

Exclusive: French sales champion says he has “no intention” of leaving the company he helped build.

Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval has denied persistent rumours he is on the verge of departing the Paris-based film company he helped found more than 15 years ago.

The veteran sales champion has been heavily involved in the setting up of Wild Bunch’s Los Angeles-based offshoot Insiders and related sales outfit Imr – a joint venture between Insiders and MadRiver Pictures – over the last 18 months.

His resulting absence from Wild Bunch’s Paris HQ has stoked suggestions that he may be planning to cut loose from the company and transfer to Los Angeles. But speaking to Screen during the Afm, Maraval said nothing could be further from the truth.

“It’s normal that when you launch a new activity, you dedicate extra time to it,” said Maraval. “It’s true, I’m spending more time in Los Angeles than Paris at the

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