Véronique Cayla
Jean-Philippe Baltel
France
2020

Académie des César

Véronique
Cayla

President

Less than three months after stepping down as president of Franco-German public culture channel Arte France in July 2020, Cayla assumed the top post at the Cesar Academy, which hands out the French equivalent of the Oscars, and she vowed to bring gender parity to its membership. Her hire was part of an overhaul of the organization’s board in the wake of complaints that it was an elitist boys club. During Cayla’s nine years at Arte France, the channel broadened its scope to offer subtitled programs in English, Spanish, Polish and Italian, thus giving it the potential to reach 360 million Europeans in their native tongues. She previously served as president of the public Centre National du Cinéma as well as managing director of the Cannes Film Festival.

Career

  • ARTE France
  • Centre National du Cinema et de L'image Animee (CNC)
  • Cannes Film Festival

Education

  • Institute of Political Studies of Paris (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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