At an extraordinary general meeting held April 7, 2021, members of the UniFrance association approved by 91.4% the association's new statutes and internal regulations, opening UniFrance to new members from the audiovisual sector and preparing the merger with the TV France International (TVFI) association, which promotes the export of French television programs worldwide.
Resolution 1 on the adoption of new statutes:
- 138 votes for
- 7 votes against
- 6 abstentions
Resolution 2 on the adoption of new bylaws:
- 139 votes for
- 6 votes against
- 6 abstentions
The new statutes will be implemented at the end of UniFrance's next general meeting, to be held in June 2021.
This affirmative vote grants discharge to UniFrance's executive team and its elected members for the execution of their mandate in order to enable the association to consolidate its position in a post-COVID-19 global context.
The guiding line in this necessary adaptation has been the defense of the interests of the cinema sector, its artists, producers, exporters, and talent agents, the consideration of the diversification of careers in these industries, and the need to be strong and united by including audiovisual creation in an increasingly competitive world.
This reform will allow us to develop new tools to serve both sectors together, while maintaining distinct activities: with a cinema base and an audiovisual base, working side by side and acting in harmony. Between these two pillars, a large component of the reform will deploy a common action plan financed by a €3 million grant from the CNC as part of the 2020-21 Recovery Plan.
UniFrance's president and executive team would like to thank all of our elected members, in particular the members of the executive committee for their tireless work over the past months, and all our members for the confidence they have expressed through this vote.
UniFrance is delighted be extending our field of action to include the audiovisual sector. It is now time to unite our collective concerns, our energies, and the strength of French creative works in all their diversity, and to ensure their promotion in a coordinated manner and with a strong voice.