After studying philosophy, he went to the INSAS in Brussels, Belgium. In 1987, he founded his own company JBA Production and produced more than 110 films, with directors such as Rithy Panh, Merzak Allouache, Patricio Guzman, Tsai Ming-Liang, Pablo Agüero… Some of these films
have been selected in the Cannes International Festival. He also works in the administration of La Fémis from 1995 to 2011. He is a founder and studies director of EURODOC and DOCMED.