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cinema conference 
& specifiad cinema workshops
jean-philippe bec (french composer)
pascal benbrik
(storia productions co* / France-england-canada)
Tehran museum of contemporary arts
2017 #fmica organizers
Jean-Philippe BEC

JEAN-PHILIPPE BEC (French Composer)

Born in Toulouse in 1968, Jean-Philippe Bec made his first musical studies at the National Conservatory of Region of his hometown. He completed his first apprenticeship with several gold medals in piano, orchestration, chamber music and musical training and he has followed his piano studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music of BRUSSELS (Belgium).
He won a first prize in 1991 in Nicole HENRIOT-SCHWEITZER's class and an the Superior Diploma in 1995 in the Class of Sonia ANSCHÜTZ. He then worked intensely for 2 years with his Master Jean FASSINA. 
From 1996 to 2000, he deepened his study of musical theory (Harmony, counterpoint, fugue), Analysis, Orchestration and Composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in the classes of Gérard GRISEY, Thierry ESCAICH, Michaël LEVINAS, Jean-François ZYGEL, Marc-André DALBAVIE, Roger BOUTRY and Bernard de CRÉPY. He obtained several first prizes and became holder of the certificates of superior training in writing, and in composition of C.N.S.M.D.P (Master Degree). In the final competition ending the class of composition in 2000, Jean-Louis FLORENTZ notices his concerto for violoncello and orchestra HÉRUKA; it is with this favorite work that he made contact with the office of musical creation of Radio-France (directed by René BOSC) who orders him very quickly a work for large orchestra intended for the  Orchestre NATIONAL de FRANCE.
He was accepted, 1st nominated, to the Entrance Competition to be a member of the Artistic Section of CASA de VELAZQUEZ (Madrid-Spain) in June 2001.
From September 2001 to August 2003, he stayed at CASA de VELASQUEZ, a very important moment in his creative life, where he met many artists and scientists who enrich his world of composer.
"SATURNE" is created by the NATIONAL Orchestra of France under the direction of Fabien GABEL during the opening of the Présences festival in 2003. Following this festival, he is contacted by the ORCHESTRE NATIONAL du CAPITOLE de TOULOUSE which was considering to create a composer's residency, probably the most recorded French orchestra of the past 50 years under the impulse and the beautiful conducting of Michel PLASSON.
From 2004 to 2006, he became the first Composer in Residence in the history of the ORCHESTRE NATIONAL du CAPITOLE de TOULOUSE for which he has composed 3 works which constitutes his "GAUTAMA-SYMPHONIE" (56’).

Some highlights of this residency were the creations of « The AWAKENING » in SAN-SEBASTIAN-KURSAAL, "BIRTH and LIFE of FAMILY" in the Great Hall of the CONCERTGEBOUW of AMSTERDAM (Netherlands), as well as "DHARMA and PARANIRVANA" in the Grand Auditorium Olivier MESSIAEN of Maison de RADIO-FRANCE on February 12, 2006 where this orchestra had never played before.

His works have performers, alike: Emmanuel Strosser, François Salque, David Alan Miller, Jaap Van Zweden, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Josef Swensen,Laurent Petitgirard, Denis Pascal, Jan Orawiec, the Ensembles Ictus and Télémaque, Soli-tutti, TM+,  Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre Symphonique National du Portugal dans de grands festivals de création musicale comme Présences à Radio-France (2003, 2004 & 2006) , Montréal Nouvelles Musiques (2003), ENSEMS Valencia (2003), MARE NOSTRUM Estoril Portugal (2004) et Robeco Zommerkonzerten au CONCERTGEBOUW d’Amsterdam (2005), Théâtre du CHATELET Orchestre PADELOUP (Paris-2010), Salle PLEYEL Orchestre Colonne (Paris-2011), Festival les Grandes Heures de Cluny (Bourgogne 2013- à l’invitation de Guy Touvron), Orchestre de l’Opéra de ROUEN (2015). 
De 2007 à 2012, he assumes the direction of conservatories of Saint-Michel sur Orge (Essonne) and Villeneuve le Roi (Val de Marne).
En octobre 2012, he became the professor of composition, orchestration and musical theory (harmony, counterpoint & fugue) of the Conservatory of ROUEN.As such, he is one of the actors at the origin of the creation of the MASTER: Musicology and Composition_creation for the audio-visual and the living spectacle_ of the University of ROUEN-Mont Saint-Aignan (NORMANDY) in partnership with the conservatoire, of which he assumes half of the teachings. The composers of this cycle come from various countries, including France, China and Iran.
Since September 2014, Jean-Philippe Bec holds the position of French territorial public service as Professor of Artistic Education.
At the origin, he is one of the creator for this MASTER: Musicology and Composition for the audiovisual and the living spectacle of the University of Rouen-Mont Saint-Aignan (NORMANDY) in partnership with the conservatory, do not suppose half of the lessons. The composers of this cycle of studies come from various countries, France, China and Iran.
Since September 2014, Jean-Philippe Bec holds the position of French territorial public service as Professor of Artistic Education.

Pascal Benbrik


Chief Executive Officer of Storia Productions Ltd. U.K.
ctor of Storia France Editions, Productions, Training.
Member of the Société des Réalisateurs de Films (S.R.F)
Diploma of Designer,
Director of the Superior education of Audiovisual Realisation E.S.R.A.


WRITING / Screenplay:
Le ruban - If God is ; Feature Film Development / L`enfer du Bagne - Hell over the seas ; Feature film development (Black Sheep Media) / Ghost Driver ; Development of the series (Storia Pro. Ltd. U.K) / Le cri ; French & English feature film script (Storia Pro. Fr.) / Wide Rose ; French & English feature film script (Storia Pro. Fr.) / Raven on the Wing ; French film adaptation of a series of comic strips published from 1968 to 1973 (H.W. Buffalo Ltd. & Bedlam Pro. Ltd.) / L`ile de feu ; Writing of the series - Assistance for writing la Region Reunion 2009 (Occo Pro.)

Wide Rose ; Publication of the novel (Storia Ed.) / Publication of 14 fictions & practice books (Storia Ed.) / Loin de l`ile ; Publication of the novel (Storia Ed.) / Une nuit a Los Angeles ; Punlication of the collection of news stories (Storia Ed.) / Creation of Storia Editions ; 15 e-book & 4 paper books. / Trained for online publishing by The Kindel Bank system (by Christian Godefroy).

Training courses:
Scenario training course in Greece / 3 Script-doctoring / Transition from Scenario Workshops to the Online Scenario Workshop (Storia Training courses) / Animator of the scenario workshops in Vincennes & Paris. / Training of 112 screenwriters by continuous courses & internship. /


Actor management :
Director & Actor direction consultant for the film Gotjimal (Lies) by Jang Sun Woo (Shincine Communications Production, in association with Korea Films) Presented at the Venice & Toronto Film Festival. / Directing assistant of Alain Igonet, for the drama of Fernando Arrabal`s La vierge rouge, presented at the Avignon festival and followed in its preparation by the autor. / Repeater for the acting class at the Eugene O`Neill Theater Center, Connecticut U.S.A. /  In charge of short film casting for Bureau des jeunes comédiens, at the Cannes Film Festival (1990 - 1991).

Actor :
Jogger role in the short film Thérapie Street by Pascal Toutain. / Mr. Orgon`s role in Marivaux`s Les jeux de l'amour et du hasard (directed by Joel Marti).
Training :
Trained as an Actors Director at the Old Vic Theater Center Acting Class, by Lynn Britt (Trainer of Daniel Day Lewis, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons) - Connecticut U.S.A. / Trained in Drama at Cours Nicole Mérouze, Paris/France. / Trained at the Actorat des Cours Florent, by Xavier Florent, Paris/France. / Trained in acting direction by Alain Saury - ESRA Nice.
Other Experiences :
Production director and actor coach for the film Clown by Alexandre Ciolek with Gad Elmaleh. / Organizer of shootings and events Kino Paris,Collectif de réalisateurs (3 years).

PRODUCTION / Fiction :
L`oeil ; Proxima Productions & Abaynthe Productions / Broadcasting:
Nice short-film festival (Kino Paris - RFO Reunion - M6 for the Marianne James special programming. / La soucoupe volante ; Proxima Pro. / Broadcasting: NFB (Canadian National Film Board), Short Film Festival of Toronto Vues d`Afrique Festival of Montreal 2004 (DVD), Planet Kino (Kino Paris, Reunion Island). / Ou` tu vas ; Proxima Pro. - Broadcasting: 2003 Oise Festival (Kino Paris June, Télé Radio Canada) / Rage ; Winner of the My film screenplay competition in the Nord Pas de Calais & CRRAV region / Comme des bêtes ; Proxima Pro. & Arképix Pro.) / Les voix du sang ; Proxima Pro. & the Company Don Quichotte.

Documentaries :
Sur les chemins de Saint Expédit ; documentary (Storia Pro. & Cocktail Pro & Aurore Pro - Broadcasting Kto Tv - Berber Tv / 24h de la vie d`un Strip teaser ; documentary (Proxima Pro. - diffusion Salon des refusés - Les Halles Forum, Paris).

Institutional Films :
SNCF ; Cities in France - Arkepix Pro. - Film for websites ; Salima, Hanane, Negafas (Moroccan designers - Oriental & Web production on stage).

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