Delegate Profile


Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameLes Editions Albert René (Astérix)


Celeste Surugue graduated from the ESCP in 1994. He has worked for Hachette since 1995, including 10 years in London to set up a subsidiary. He has been Managing Director of Editions Albert René (Asterix) for the past five years. 



About Les Editions Albert René (Astérix) 

Les Éditions Albert-René holds all rights to the Asterix books and all other works co-created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. Asterix is a phenomenal international success with 370 million books sold in 111 languages and dialects. Astérix chez les Pictes [Asterix and the Picts], the first book to be written by someone other than the creators of the famous character, was published in 2013; this thirty-fifth book in the series was the publishing success of the year. This performance was repeated in 2015 with Le Papyrus de César [Asterix and the Missing Scroll], the thirty-sixth Asterix adventure, and again in 2017 with Astérix et la Transitalique [Asterix and the Chariot Race], the thirty-seventh book in the series, both of which sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Les Éditions Albert-René also manages film and audiovisual rights for the entire body of work in France and abroad. The Asterix movies have been major box-office hits: the four live-action films have sold more than 100 million tickets worldwide, and the nine animated movies have attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. A new feature-length animated film, Le Secret de la Potion Magique [Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion], was released in France in late 2018 and will be shown in 50 other countries. There is also a theme park near Paris devoted entirely to the iconic character and his world. Owned by Compagnie des Alpes, it has attracted almost 50 million visitors since it first opened in 1989. 

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