Unifrance plans for July election

Prexy will be chosen from 32 nominated producers

PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9.

Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger voice in Unifrance. The prexy will be elected from among the 32.

Current topper Margaret Menegoz is the only declared candidate for the post, which became free when Daniel Toscan du Plantier died of a heart attack at the Berlin Film Festival last year.

Ex-Canal Plus topper Pierre Lescure and onetime Gallic culture minister Jack Lang had been rumored as possible candidates for one of the highest-profile jobs in French cinema.

More Film

  • (L to R) Young Tanya (JESSICA

    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

  • Sundance Film Festival Placeholder

    Sundance Festival's Economic Impact Jumps Up 26% From 2017, Study Says

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

  • Aubrey Plaza'Ingrid Goes West' film premiere,

    LA Film Festival Adds Inclusion Initiatives

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

  • Robin Hood trailer

    Jamie Foxx Teaches Taron Egerton to Steal From the Rich in 'Robin Hood' Trailer

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

  • 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the

    Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the Oscars, Forever

    PARIS — Unifrance, a nonprofit org that promotes Gallic cinema, voted in 84 current and new members Tuesday to its four commissions in a meeting that precedes the election of the org’s prexy July 9. Among those chosen were 32 feature producers for the new producers’ commission created in May to give them a stronger […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content