Three top French female sales agents and gender equality activists have teamed up to launch Totem Films, a new independent sales collective. Screendaily reports that Agathe Valentin and Bérénice Vincent are joining forces with cinema finance expert Laure Parleani to create Paris-based sales and financing company Totem Films. The new outfit will handle around 10 titles a year spanning fiction, documentary and animation. However,  "... we won't be aiming for a 50:50 split along gender lines, nor do we want to tie ourselves to a certain genre or story type," Valentin told Screendaily. "That's not our aim. One year, 90% of the films we work with could be directed by women, the next it could 10%… our end game is to reflect the diversity of talent out there."

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