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Animation in Europe elects board

L-R: Mar Sáez Pedrero (Pro-Animats), Philippe Alessandri (Watch Next Media), Tom van Waveren (Cake), Dirk Beinhold (Akkord Film), Annemie Degryse (Lumiere Publishing/Lunanime) and Moe Honan (Moetion Films)

The general assembly of Animation in Europe, the federation of European animation producer associations, has elected its board for the next two years.

The group held its annual meeting in Annecy last week, where it was decided that Philippe Alessandri (France) will continue serving as chairman, having been elected to the role when the union was first set up in 2016.

Annemie Degryse (Belgium) will serve as treasurer and Moe Honan (Ireland), Dirk Beinhold (Germany) and Tom van Waveren (Netherlands) will serve as vice-chairs.

Mar Sáez Pedrero (Spain) was also asked to continue as general secretary on the board of Animation in Europe, which works on a voluntary basis and is a non-profit organisation.

Animation in Europe supports the interests of independent producers, studios and distributors of animated films and TV series established in Europe and has 18 member organisations from 15 different European countries.

These are: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK.

In 2017, Animation in Europe contributed to the Animation Action Plan issued by Europe Creative and has been working with its members on further development and implementation of its principles in future European policy beyond 2021.


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