Fred Vidal (b. Nice 1959) also known as Frédéric Vidal, is the son of the Spanish painter Ignasi Vidal and the cousin of the French General Edouard Corniglion-Molinier, aviator and member of the French Resistance, member of the government during the IVe Republique, in the 1950’s, movie producer (André Malraux’s L’Espoir) and friend of Marcel Dassault. American and French citizen, raised in Monaco, alumni of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, Sciences Po (Public Service, 1981), Fred Vidal is the author of a thesis about the government publications in France (Pantheon-Assas Paris II University, Institut Français de Presse, Semiotics, 1999), not yet published.

Contents

1. Civil Servant in France
2. Filmmaker in the United States
3. Cultural activities
4. Menberships

Civil Servant in France

President of the Rassemblement des Jeunes Republicains (RJR), in the 1980’s, part of the Rassemblement Républicain, created by his uncle, Maurice Vittone, Jean Médecin, Mayor of Nice, and Edouard Corniglion-Molinier, in the 1950’s, and journalist for the City Radio Baie des Anges, in Nice, France, Fred Vidal decided to resign in 1984 and to leave for Paris, because of the Mayor, Jacques Médecin, son of Jean Médecin, policy. Historical researcher, communication manager and civil servant at the Caisse des dépôts et consignations (1987-2002) in Paris, he used to work, in the 1990’s, on the subject of the Jewish assets stolen by the Nazis during World War II, under the scientific authority of René Rémond, the French Political Science specialist (Lionel Jospin, Prime minister of France).

Filmmaker in the United States

Filmmaker and entrepreneur (French Cop(R) LLC and Modernscope™ Inc) in Hollywood, California, in the 2000’s, after he decided to immigrate in the United States in 2003, he is preparing two films connected to historical events: The French Cop(R) taking place in 2005 during the riots in France and The German Spy™ (Silence Thomas Spears™), an alternate history drama taking place in the 1930’s, in Germany and America. Fred Vidal is the president of the Rex Ingram Center™ (non-profit) dedicated to a better protection and diffusion of the American silent movies. He is a member of the Presidential Task Force of the Republican Party. Member of the Screen Actors Guild, he is the photo-double of the Hollywood star Steve Carell. 

Cultural activities

Founder of the Poetry Review Evidence™ in 1981, Fred Vidal published several special issues (Nice Carnival, Cannes Film Festival, Comic Convention) until the end of the decade and a collection of poems, Cent Phares™, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca. Art dealer, friend of the director of the Nice Museums and art critic, Claude Fournet, he directed the Video Documentary La Télé Par Ceux Qui l’Aiment™ (in competition for the Prix Jean d’Arcy 1984) about the art of Patrick Moya, the French painter and theorician. He organized in Paris several art exhibitions: for the bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1989, Patrick Moya and Gilles Chaix, homage to David and other great artists of 1789, at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), the American painter Candice Johnson, De l’Unité à l’Infini™, at the Cujas Library (Place du Panthéon) in 1997. Previously, in 1977, Fred Vidal was the leader-songwriter of the Punk Rock band Bramstocker™, well known by the French amateurs, that is about to release a new album in 2008, in Los Angeles.

Andre Malraux, Filmmaker and Novelist Produced by Fred Vidal Cousin General Corniglion-Molinier.

Andre Malraux, Filmmaker and Novelist Produced by Fred Vidal Cousin General Corniglion-Molinier For The Movie L'ESPOIR.

Professional Memberships:

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
American Federation of Television and Television Artists (AFTRA)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 47
American Film Institute (AFI)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Ucla Alumni
UCLA Foundation
Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Area
National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP)
Film Independent
Rotary Club of Los Angeles – LA 5
Toastmasters Club of Burbank
Automobile Club of Southern California

Political Memberships:

Republican Party- State of California
Republican Presidential Task Force
National Republican Congressional Committee
Ronal Reagan Presidential Foundation

Previous Employer: Communication manager, Caisse des depots et consignations
Current Position: President, FRENCH COP LLC

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