Pierre Forette, a graduate of FEMIS and ESCP, and Thierry Wong, a graduate of FEMIS and Bordeaux School of Management (Kedge Business School) and holder of a DEA (post-graduate diploma) in Cinema and Audiovisual Economics (Paris I – La Sorbonne), founded in 1997 CINE NOMINE, a film production company. The same year, Thierry Wong was awarded the “young producer” grant by Hachette Foundation / Jean-Luc Lagardère.
In 2000, Pierre Forette and Thierry Wong produced their first full-length film, La Squale, Fabrice Genestal’s first film, which was nominated at the César Awards in the “Best First Work” category. Since then, they have produced Lionel Delplanque’s Président with Albert Dupontel, Alain Monne’s L’Homme de chevet with Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert, Clovis Cornillac’s Un peu beaucoup aveuglément, Thomas Vincent’s La Nouvelle Vie de Paul Sneijder with Thierry Lhermitte, Eric Besnard’s L’Esprit de famille (The Family Spirit) with Guillaume de Tonquedec, François Berléand, Josiane Balasko and Isabelle Carré, Clovis Cornillac’s C’est Magnifique! and Song Express by Fabrice Maruca.
Simultaneously with their production activity, Pierre Forette and Thierry Wong founded in 2003, in partnership with the Palatine bank (ex Sanpaolo) of the BPCE group, the SOFICA UNI ETOILE which became PALATINE ETOILE as well as several CN PRODUCTIONS companies dedicated to investing in French and European cinema. To date, all these companies have raised and invested more than 100 million euros, invested in nearly 340 feature films, including a Palme d’Or award and more than 42 films selected at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2010, Pierre Forette and Thierry Wong were joined by Baptiste Deville, who is the general manager of the SOFICAs and develops new projects as an associate producer.