Fatima Djoumer has been appointed Common Director of unbiased exhibitor community Europa Cinemas, changing Claude-Eric Poiroux who’s stepping down after 30 years within the function.
Poiroux has been awarded the title of Honorary President in recognition of his work in constructing the community, which as we speak represents 3,060 screens in 744 cities in 38 international locations, which collectively pull in 83 million admissions yearly.
Djoumer, who was beforehand COO of the community, stated Poiroux has been seminal within the growth of Europa Cinemas through the years.
“The entire community will at all times owe a debt of gratitude to Claude-Eric whose imaginative and prescient has allowed us to construct such an in depth and various community,” she stated. “Europa Cinemas’ core perception is that cinemas are important to the way forward for movie. Our community is consistently discovering progressive methods to boost its function within the movie ecosystem and to constructing audiences.”
Moreover, a brand new steering committee was additionally introduced. Nico Simon (Luxembourg) stays President for an extra 12 months, whereas Metka Dariš (Slovenia) and Mathias Holtz (Sweden) take over as Vice-Presidents with Benoît Thimister (Belgium) elected Treasurer and Maria-Magdalena Gierat (Poland) elected Secretary.
The Europa Cinemas community was created in 1992 with the help of the European Union’s Inventive Europe program and as we speak exists in partnership MEDIA program. Additionally it is supported by France’s Nationwide Cinema Centre (CNC), the Council of Europe’s Eurimages, Germany’s FFA and the Institut Français.
“With the creation of this community and its growth because of the continued monetary help of Inventive Europe MEDIA for the reason that early beginnings we’ve strengthened exhibitors of their programming selections in direction of European movies and of their dynamic and progressive methods to construct and renew audiences,” stated Poiroux.
“This community is greater than ever important for the expansion and visibility of European movie,” stated Poiroux.