Melissa George (2011–)
Three Days in Nepal
| Jean Blanc|
| AlloCine, Molotov, "Three Days in Nepal" (book)|
Melissa George, Claudio Dabed, Pierre Lescure, Kaitlin Doubleday, Pierre Kosciusko‑Morizet
Jean David Blanc Wikipedia
Jean-David Blanc (born 1968) is a French entrepreneur, founder of AlloCiné, business angel, film producer, writer and jazz musician.
Blanc was born into a family of musicians; his father is the violinist Serge Blanc and his mother is a music teacher. His younger brother, Emmanuel Blanc, is a violist with the Orchestre National de France. Blanc started his career in eBusiness from a young age. At the age of 13, he designed video games for the Apple II and published articles in computer publications. At 15, he and Jean Marc Royer created Futura, a bulletin board system. Blanc founded his first IT services company, Crystal Technologies, and introduced the first electronic information service supported on Minitel for the Marlboro Racing Service the following year. At 17, he established his first company, Concerto Telematique, which provided interactive Minitel and phone services to brands such as Marlboro, Nissan, Elf and Coca-Cola. At the age of 22, he had the idea of AlloCiné, a telephone and web-based film ticketing service, and launched the company with Patrick Holzman in 1993. After 10 years as CEO and developing AlloCiné, Blanc sold the company to Vivendi Universal in 2001.
After AlloCiné, Blanc has become an active business angel, consultant and strategic advisor for groups and venture capitals related to the internet and new technologies in Europe and the US. He has invested in start-ups such as Appsfire, Square Inc., TheCools, Meetic, and Véoprint. In addition, he mentors and sponsors the startup program at the SUPdeWEB school in Paris.
In June 2015, Jean-David Blanc launches with Pierre Lescure and members of the prime AlloCiné team, a new online TV service called Molotov.
In 2016 he was publicly accused by former partner Melissa George of physical assault against herself, which led to the termination of the relationship.
Blanc has been a musician from a young age and studied jazz piano at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France. He has worked with actors and directors on different films and projects, and produced the 2005 film, Cavalcade. In 2012, Blanc authored his first book, Three Days in Nepal, which recounted Blanc's experience of a 2011 paramotoring accident that left him trapped in the mountains of Nepal.