Serge Toubiana has been elected president of uniFrance, for a two-year mandate, with an absolute majority by the members of the management committee who were present. He hence succeeds Jean-Paul Salomé, who leaves the position after two successive mandates.
Serge Toubiana, born in 1949, he became the co-editor of Cahiers du Cinéma in 1973, at the age of 24, alongside Serge Daney. He would leave the magazine in 1992 after having been its director for a dozen years. As a journalist, he worked with Libération, Nuits magnétiques, Le Masque et la Plume, and Le Monde... In 2003, he become the director of the CInémathèque Française, a venerable institution that he left in 2015. He also directed, in 1993, the documentary François Truffaut : Stolen Portraits, and is the co-author of Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones (2015). He has been a member of the board of Pathé since April 2016, and an official advisor of Jérôme Seydoux since November 2016.
A noter que le comité directeur d'UniFrance est composé de 48 membres : 23 issus des quatre commissions élues par les différents collèges (producteurs de long-métrage et court-métrage, artistes et exportateurs), 10 membres de droit, 12 membres statutaires et 3 personnalités qualifiées nommées par le Ministère de la Culture et le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.
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