Fumie is a graduate of Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan) in International Law.
She joined GAGA in 2002, which is one of the most successful distribution companies in Japan. Fumie was in charge of the Acquisition and Marketing of the European film department.
In her role as a film buyer, she was responsible for finding high quality arthouse films for the Japanese market. She worked on more than 40 films such as Oscar-winning film March of the Penguins, Downfall ,Girl with a Pearl Earring etc, and as a result, she gained an expertise into worldwide and also Japan’s current markets. Fumie moved to London in May 2007 and joined SC Films International as a Sales and Marketing Executive, specialising in Far Eastern territories. Now Fumie is responsible for all non-english speaking International sales and acquisitions (recently licenced Monkey King: Hero is Back the No.1 Chinese animated film of all time $155,000,000 BO).