28 January 2011 à 15:25
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre re-elected as president of Unifrance
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre was re-elected this morning as president of Unifrance Films by the association's Board of Directors with an absolute majority of represented votes.
Unifrance's Board of Directors is composed of 50 members, including 23 members from the four Committees elected by the association’s Councils (the Feature Film Producers’ Council, the Directors’, Actors’, Writers', and Artists’ Agents’ Council, the Film Exporters’ Council, and the Short Film Producers’ and Distributors’ Council), 12 ex officio members, 12 statuary members, and 3 qualified industry figures appointed by the Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs.
After serving as an adviser to Prime Minister Raymond Barre, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre went on to become chairman of the Société Française de Production (SFP) in January 1979. Two years later, he was appointed President of the media group Éditions Mondiales. He extended the group’s activities into the film and television sector with the creation of Revcom in 1984 and the acquisition of Les Films Ariane in 1986.
In January 1992, he founded his own production company, MACT Productions, in partnership with his wife Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre. The company notably produced Cabaret Balkan and Someone Else’s America by Goran Paskaljevic; Comedy of Innocence by Raoul Ruiz; The Living World, Le Pont des Arts, and The Portuguese Nun, three films by Eugene Green; as well as Si tu meurs je te tue by Hiner Saleem, which is slated for release in France late March, 2011.
The company also co-produced Central Station by Walter Salles, Philanthropy by Nae Caranfil, Pornography by Jan Jakub Kolski, and The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree by Eran Riklis.
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre was elected president of Unifrance in January 2009.
The term of office for Unifrance's president is renewable every two years.
Latest update : 11 February 2011 à 15:25 CET