Members of the International Union of Cinemas, which represents European cinema associations and key operators, today elected a new board to serve the organization for the next two years. The decision – made during the organization’s General Assembly at CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention in Barcelona – saw Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, re-appointed as president and a number of other key board positions confirmed.
Clapp said, “I am delighted and humbled by the confidence that UNIC members have shown in both myself and my fellow board members to ensure that the organization continues to provide a strong and influential voice for the European cinema sector. That role has never been more vital. While the sector as a whole is experiencing a period of great success, there will always be challenges which are best dealt with on an industry-wide basis. I look forward to continuing to work with other board members as well as the team at the UNIC office in helping to take our sector to even greater heights.”
The UNIC board of directors, elected for a two-year term, includes:
Jean-Pierre Decrette (Vice-President of the Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français [France]) - Senior Vice-President
Edna Epelbaum (President of the Association Cinématographique Suisse [Switzerland]) - Vice President
Mario Mazzetti (CEO of the Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Cinema [Italy]) - Vice President
Kim Pedersen (CEO of Danske Biografer [Denmark]) - Vice President
Matthias Leonardy (Managing Director of HDF Kino) [Germany] - Vice President; and
Jaime Tarrazon (Delegate of Federación de Cines de España [Spain]) – Treasurer.
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