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Milan, 25 May 2006
A change at the top: Jens Rykaer back at the helm of MEDIA Salles
Jens Rykaer (European Film College – DK), a past President of MEDIA Salles from 2001 to 2004, returns to the helm of the Association. He succeeds Domenico Dinoia (also President of Fice, Italy), who, although obliged to anticipate the end of his term of office, for personal reasons, will continue to be part of the Executive Committee. At the meeting in Cannes yesterday, the Committee appointed another member as Vice President, Walter Vacchino (also Vice President of Anec, Italy), responsible for relations with the Italian Government.
There were new developments for the MEDIA Salles’
General Meeting, too – which also took place yesterday –
where two members – the Finnish and Danish exhibitors’
associations – were represented respectively for the first time
by Ismo Määttä and Kim Pedersen, recently appointed
Presidents of the two associations.
Following these important meetings, it’s back to work immediately on the ongoing projects: tomorrow, again at Cannes, there will be a meeting of the Work Group of the “European Cinema Yearbook”, chaired by Joachim Ph. Wolff, Honorary President of The Netherlands’ Cinematographic Federation and Scientific Advisor of the MEDIA Salles’ Yearbook. The objective: to perfect the tools for producing the new edition of the Yearbook.