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Femme scribe set to lead Imcine

Stavenhagen is first woman to hold post

MEXICO CITY — Mexican scribe Marina Stavenhagen is the new head of Mexico’s government-run film institute Imcine, and the first femme to hold the post.

President Felipe Calderon, who took office on Dec. 1, and new Culture Minister Sergio Vela announced the appointment late Wednesday.

Stavenhagen replaces Alfredo Joskowicz. She will oversee the promotion and government funding of domestic films.

Her best known recent work is street kid drama “De la calle” (Streeters), directed by her companion, Gerardo Tort.

Previously, she taught at the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica film school, held various posts in Imcine, was president of the Mexican chapter of Women in Film, and worked as a production and festival consultant.

Imcine oversees an annual production budget of around $12.6 million, split between funds Fidecine (for commercial films) and Foprocine (for arthouse films).

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