Nathalie Coste-Cerdan nominated General Director of La fémis

La Lettre AFC n°267

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Paris, July 2016 – François Hollande, President of the French Republic, nominated Nathalie Coste-Cerdan General Director of cinema school La fémis, following the recommendation made by Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and of Communication. Coste-Cerdan will take over this role from her predecessor, Marc Nicolas, as of 15 July 2016.

Formerly the director of Ciné+ TV channel, then of its cinema programming, and then later the director of cinema for the Canal+ group, Nathalie Coste-Cerdan will use her professional experience and her intimate knowledge of the world of cinema in all of its diversity in order to enhance the development and the influence of this prestigious public institution.

She will be especially attentive to strengthening the ties between the professionals working in the cinema industry and the students of La fémis throughout their education. She will also strive to make the school accessible to students from all backgrounds, and especially those from underprivileged neighbourhoods.

The minister wishes to recognize the remarkable work of Marc Nicolas, who was able to broaden the scope of the courses offered at La fémis, reinforce its global presence by creating partnerships with twelve prestigious cinema schools across the world, and who made the institution part of PSL (Paris-Science-Letters). He also implemented a number of ambitious programmes destined to increase the equality of opportunity, such as La Résidence, which was created last year and spearheaded by the President of the Board, Raoul Peck.

Source, Ministry of Culture and of Communication

(Translated from French by Alexander Baron-Raiffe)