30 August 2006 à 13:02
Unifrance has a new deputy director
Following her re-election in July, Unifrance president Margaret Menegoz has appointed a new deputy director to the association.
Marc Piton, who had been the association’s assistant deputy director since December 2004, will take over from Véronique Bouffard.
Aged 42, Marc Piton worked as a film location manager from 1986 to 1991, and then as production manager until 1996 on films including “Métisse” (“Blended”) by Mathieu Kassovitz, “Le Mangeur de lune” by Sijie Dai, “Cyclo” (“Xich lo”) by Ahn Hung Tran, and “Encore” by Pascal Bonitzer. He went on to take a position at the Foreign Affairs Ministry until 2004, first as cultural attaché in Indonesia and then as audiovisual attaché in China.
An action-packed schedule awaits Unifrance following the summer holiday season, with French films strongly represented at film festivals in Venice, Toronto, and San Sebastian. In the fall season, the association will be hosting a number of international events to promote French films, such as in Mexico (September 20 through 24), in the Maghreb (October 4 through 9), and in Siberia (early December). Professional meetings on the subject of film production and distribution will also be held in Rome (Franco-Italian Meetings from October 11 through 13) and Munich (Franco-German Film Meetings from November 9 through 11).
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST