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Paméla DIOP
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Pamela Diop was born in 1981 to a French mother who worked in advertising and

a Senegalese father who was a journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Pamela discovered the city of Dakar at the age of nineteen and fell in love with it.

She moved to the Senegalese capital in 2002  and created her first import-export

business by age 21, making her first steps as an  entrepreneur. In 2009, she worked

in PR for Canal Plus and started her first production company in Paris in 2012.

She gained a foothold in the business "by learning on the job” but returned to school

in 2014 earning her Master’s degree in production management.

 

After working for a prime-time television program in Gabon, she returned to Dakar

and began managing key accounts for McCann, an American ad agency.

 

In 2017, Pamela started LACME, which mainly worked with NGOs and Intergovernmental Agencies. LACME STUDIOS was created in 2019 in partnership with Jean-Luc Herbulot, to develop content for cinema and television. In 2020, she produced her first feature film SALOUM which is premiering at TIFF in 2021.

 

Pamela is the mother of three children and the president of A.W.A, an association for the financial autonomy of women in Senegal, which works toward empowering and training women in the film industry.

 

US partner/producer and executive producer of Saloum, Hus Miller came on board to collaborate on Lacme’s most recent feature film titled ZER0; an American-Senegalese action/thriller shot in the heart of Dakar city. The film is currently in post-production.

Jean-Luc HERBULOT

Born and raised in Congo Brazzaville. Jean Luc started drawing and writing at

a very young age, rapidly followed by music and video game programming.

In 2000, Jean Luc flew to Paris to pursue Economics before transferring his creative

interests into Graphic design. He worked for TF1 for six years before moving to LA.

Repped by WME, he shot his first feature in 2014. DEALER became the first French

indie movie bought by Netflix.

Moving back to Africa in 2017, he created his first TV series Sakho and Mangane,

produced by Canal Plus. Sakho and Mangane made history by becoming the first

French language African TV series bought by Netflix. In 2019, he partnered with

producer Pamela Diop in Dakar, Senegal and together they started LACME STUDIOS

in order to create a stronghold for African filmmaking, starting with SALOUM, which Jean Luc wrote and directed in 2020.

In 2021, Jean Luc and Pamela (Lacme Studios) partnered with filmmaker Hus Miller (Tableland Pictures) and went into production on the action/thriller ZER0, which he wrote and directed in Dakar, Senegal and is now in post-production.