On the proposal of Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, François Hollande, President of the Republic, has appointed Nathalie Coste-Cerdan Director General of Fémis. She will succeed Marc Nicolas as of July 15, 2016.

Successively director of the Ciné+ channels, then of the cinema thematic area before taking the direction of the cinema of the Canal+ group, Nathalie Coste-Cerdan will put her professionalism and her fine knowledge of the world of cinema in all its diversity, for the development and promotion of this prestigious public school.

She will be particularly keen to strengthen the links between professionals in the sector and students throughout their studies. She will also be keen to continue the committed work to promote the access of this school of excellence to all talents, especially those from working-class neighbourhoods.

The Minister would like to pay tribute to the remarkable work of Marc Nicolas, who has broadened the field of teaching, strengthened the international dimension of Fémis by establishing partnerships with twelve major film schools from around the world and committed the institution to the PSL (Paris - Sciences - Lettres) programme. It has also set up several ambitious programmes in favour of equal opportunities, such as the Residence created last year under the leadership of the Chairman of the Board of Directors Raoul Peck.