Monday, January 16, 2017

Pierre Lescure, renewed to the presidency of the Cannes film Festival, Le Figaro

The former boss of Canal + remains at the head of the Cannes film Festival, including the 70th edition will be held from 17 to 28 may. Elected to this position for the next three years, it continues to represent the event with financial partners, governments and media.

Pierre Lescure, who chaired the Cannes film Festival since 2014, has been unanimously re-elected for a new three-year term, announced Monday, the host association of the event.

“The board of directors of the Association française du Festival International du film, which brings together public authorities and professionals of the seventh art, has renewed its confidence in Pierre Lescure, and was re-elected as president of the festival”, she said in a press release. “This new mandate will cover editions, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It guarantees the continuity of the governance of the festival and its projects”, adds the association.

“To the sides of Pierre Lescure, Thierry Frémaux, general delegate, will continue to lead the institution and to ensure, in particular, the official selection to be unveiled, for the edition in 2017, in mid-April,” he said about the one who is also the director of the Institut Lumière of Lyon. Frémaux who is also published by Grasset, his journal in cannes, official Selection.

Journalist, co-founder of the Channel canal+, Pierre Lescure has been president and ceo of the Canal+ group from 1994 to 2002. Between 2008 and 2014, he has also been producer and director of operations of the théâtre Marigny. Since 2015, Pierre Lescure is also vice-president of the Molotov-TV, a new digital platform for television access.

The 70th Festival de Cannes will be held from 17 to 28 may 2017.


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