The General Assembly of the International Union of Cinemas, the trade association representing cinema operators and their national associations across 39 European territories, today elected a new board to serve the organization for the next two years.
The decision – made during CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention in Barcelona – saw Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, re-appointed as president and other key oard positions confirmed.
Clapp said: “I would like to warmly thank UNIC’s members for their renewed confidence in both myself and my fellow board members. It remains both an honor and a privilege to support the organization in its efforts to continue to provide a strong and influential voice for the European cinema sector, which is now more important than ever. I very much look forward to working alongside fellow Board members, the wider UNIC membership and the UNIC team to ensure that European cinema exhibition continues to flourish – both at home and on the global stage.”
The members of the UNIC Board of Directors, elected for a two-year term, are:
Senior Vice President and Treasurer: Jaime Tarrazón, Delegate of the Federación de Cines de España (ES)
Vice President: Richard Patry, President of the Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français (FR)
Vice President: Edna Epelbaum, President of the Association Cinématographique Suisse (CH)
Vice President: Mario Lorini, President of the Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Cinema (IT)
Vice President: Tomasz Jagiello, CEO of Helios and Member of the Polish Cinema Association (PL)
Vice President: Christine Berg, Head of HDF Kino (DE)
Observer: Thierry Laermans, General Secretary of the Fédération des Cinémas de Belgique (BE)
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