Spanish exhib org taps Evole prexy

Exec also heads country's third biggest exhib

MADRID — Spanish exec Ricardo Evole has been elected as prexy of exhib trade body the Federation of Cinemas of Spain (Fece) replacing Primitivo Rodriguez.

Evole, prexy of the country’s third biggest cinema circuit, Yelmo Cineplex, will, in principle, support measures to boost European and Spanish films’ presence in cinemas in Spain and aims to cut distributors’ — including U.S. studios’ — share of theatrical rentals in Spain.

Fece general manager Rafael Alvero said that distribs’ cut of Spanish B.O. averaged 57% over the last six months, compared to 39% to 50% in the rest of Europe.

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