Charles Pate ( Fr. Charles Pathé , December 25, 1863 , Chevry-Cossigny - December 26, 1957 , Monte Carlo ) - French filmmaker , businessman , film producer , founder of Pathé .
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Charles Pate was born in the town of Chevry-Cossigny on December 26, 1863. In 1866, the family of the future producer moved to Vincennes  . Here Charles Pate and spent his childhood and youth.
In 1896, Charles and his brothers founded their company, Pate Brothers , whose scope of activity was the production of phonographs and films  . Two brothers later abandoned this venture  . And Emil (1860-1937) and Charles continued, with the first doing phonographs, and the second with movies.
Pate produced mostly documentary tapes and stunt film fantasies  , somewhat reminiscent of the work of J. Melles (1861-1938).
In 1908, the company began producing regular newsreels, a series of popular science films. Charles Pate actively helped produce these films, which were shot through a microscope with the participation of Dr. J. Comandon  . Around the same time, the film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise was released - the first drama festival in which a lot of attention was paid to historical facts.
In 1930, Charles Pate resigned, and in 1956 his company was absorbed by the company Warner Bros. Pictures »  .
December 25, 1957 in Monte Carlo Charles Pate died.
- 2016 - Charles Pate, Leon Gomon, the first giants of the cinema / Charles Pathé et Léon Gaumont, premiers géants du cinéma (dir. Emmanuel Nobecure / Emmanuelle Nobétourt, Gayle Royer)