Fabienne Servan-Schreiber

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Fabienne Servan-Schreiber
Born23 March 1950 (age 68)
EducationLycée Victor Duruy
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Spouse(s)Henri Weber
Parent(s)Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber
Christiane Laroche
RelativesÉmile Servan-Schreiber (paternal great-uncle)
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber (paternal uncle)
Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber (paternal uncle)
Brigitte Gros (paternal aunt)
Christiane Collange (paternal aunt)
Édouard Stern (half-brother)

Fabienne Servan-Schreiber (born 23 March 1950) is an award-winning French film and television producer. She is the founder and president of Cinétévé, a production company.

Early life[edit]

Fabienne Servan-Schreiber is the daughter of Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, a politician, and Christiane Laroche.[1] Her paternal uncles were Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber and Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, while her aunts are Brigitte Gros and Christiane Collange.[1] She is of Jewish-Prussian descent on her paternal side.[2] Her parents divorced when she was three years old, and her mother later remarried into the Stern family.[1] She grew up in Paris.[1]

Servan-Schreiber was educated at the Lycée Victor Duruy.[1] She graduated from the University of Paris, where she earned a bachelor's degree in history.[3]


Servan-Schreiber started her career as an assistant to director Henri de Turenne on C’était hier.[4] She then served as an assistant and later a director of several documentaries, and she worked for directors Frédéric Rossif, Vincent Malle and Claude Berri.[1][3][4] She subsequently produced Les Murs de Santiago, directed by Carmen Castillo.[1][4]

Servan-Schreiber started her own production company, Cinétévé, in 1982.[5] She serves as its president.[5] She has produced films, documentaries, and television series like Witnesses.[1][6] Some of the films she produced are Lumière et compagnie La Fille de Keltoum, Calle 54, Jean de La Fontaine, Le défi, and Les Ponts de Sarajevo.[3] She directed a deradicalisation campaign for the French Ministry of the Interior in partnership with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016.[3]

Servan-Schreiber won a 7 d'Or for Jalna in 1994, a Fipa d’Or and another 7 d'or for Fatou, la Malienne in 2001, and a Fipa d’Argent for Mais qui a tué Maggie in 2009.[3] She won the Best Fiction Producer of the Year Award from Procirep in 2016.[6]

Servan-Schreiber serves as the vice president of the Union Syndicale de la Production Audiovisuelle.[3] She is a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit.[3]

Political activism[edit]

In May 2012, Servan-Schreiber co-authored a petition alongside Jean-Pierre Mignard and Bertrand Monthubert expressing their concern about the rise of the far right in France.[7] By April 2012, she co-authored an op ed encouraging French people to vote for Francois Hollande as President.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Servan-Schreiber married Henri Weber, a Socialist politician, in 2007.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Delorme, Marie-Laure (July 21, 2014). "Fabienne Servan-Schreiber, les rires et les larmes". Le Journal du Dimanche. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Chavelet, Elisabeth (January 17, 2015). "Une histoire française". Paris Match. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Roger-Lacan, Véronique. "Conseil Permanent du 26 mai 2016". Représentation permanente de la France auprès de l’OSCE. Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Veyrat-Masson, Isabelle (2010). "Entretien avec Fabienne Servan Schreiber". Le Temps des médias (in French). 1 (14): 233–239. doi:10.3917/tdm.014.0233.
  5. ^ a b "About Us". CINÉTÉVÉ. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Mayorga, Emilio (January 7, 2016). "France's Fabienne Servan-Schreiber On 'Witnesses,' Docs, TV Storytelling". Variety. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Mignard, Jean-Pierre; Monthubert, Bertrand; Servan-Schreiber, Fabienne (May 3, 2012). "La France au piège de l'extrême droite". Liberation. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Bredin, Frédérique; Broué, Michel; Jeanneney, Jean-Noël; Joinet, Louis; Lazerges, Christine; Leclerc, Henri; Mignard, Jean-Pierre; Ndiaye, Pap; Ozouf, Mona; Roman, Joël; Servan-Schreiber, Fabienne; Stora, Benjamin; Wieviorka, Michel (April 19, 2012). "TRIBUNE. "Pour une nouvelle république"". Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Chemin, Ariane (October 2, 2007). "La gauche à la noce". Le Monde. Retrieved December 6, 2016.

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