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25 June 2021 à 20:18

UniFrance renews its statutes and expands to the audiovisual sector

The ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of UniFrance met virtually on Wednesday 23 June 2021. While the ordinary general meeting approved the activity report, the 2020 accounts, and the activity project for 2021, the Extraordinary General Assembly voted in favor of the merger treaty with TV France International.

 

These votes complete a long process, which saw the new UniFrance statutes first approved by an extraordinary general meeting on April 7, with bringing into effect deferred until June 23, and then the draft Merger Treaty ratified by a Steering Committee on April 23, 2021.

At the same time, the ordinary general meeting and the extraordinary general meeting of TV France International were held, which officially recorded its dissolution and its integration into UniFrance.

"This is a historic step in the life of UniFrance," said Serge Toubiana, president of UniFrance. "Together, we have succeeded in building a stronger and financially better equipped group, at the service of our two sectors, cinema and audiovisual, to meet the challenges that await us collectively on the international scene. We warmly thank the teams and members of TV France International, with whom we have worked a lot in recent months, and with whom we look forward to collaborating in the months and years to come, now in a joint organization."

On Wednesday afternoon, the newly elected commissions also met to designate their representatives to the UniFrance Executive Committee and Steering Committee. There are now six commissions: a feature film exporters commission; an audiovisual distributors commission; a feature film producers commission; an audiovisual producers commission; a mixed artistic commission; and a more interdisciplinary commission of producers, directors and distributors of short films.

The list of new members of the six commissions, the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee is available as a PDF download below.

The new UniFrance Board of Directors will meet on July 2 and elect the President and Vice President, an unprecedented format intended for a transitional period of two years, before a transition to three-year terms in 2023. As stipulated in the statutes, candidates have until midnight on Thursday, June 24 to declare themselves.

Press contacts:
Betty Bousquet (cinema) : betty.bousquet@unifrance.org
Véronique Dumon (audiovisual) : veronique.d@adalbert-rp.fr

Author : Communications

Latest update : 25 June 2021 à 20:18 CEST

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