The scriptwriter and director is the first woman to head the institution in its 20 years of existence
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Inés París Bouza is the new president of the SGAE Foundation, as agreed by the Board of Directors of the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) at its meeting on this Thursday 18 May. She becomes the first woman to lead this institution in its 20 years of existence.
A Philosophy graduate, specialising in Aesthetics and Theory of Art, and in Performing Arts Inés París has vast experience as a scriptwriter and television and film director. She has delivered courses and conferences at Spanish and foreign universities such as the Sorbonne University (France) and Harvard (United States).
Her last film, The night my mother killed my father, was premiered yesterday in Italy and remains on Argentinian billboards. In addition to her activity in the cinema, she has written numerous television series. She is currently directing The accident, a weekly series for Mediaset that will be released soon.
“This appointment carries enormous responsibility and great excitement. I believe that the SGAE Foundation can and should play a dynamic role in Spanish culture by encouraging and promoting authors of music, the performing arts, cinema and television”, added the president of the SGAE Foundation.
Extremely commited to social causes, she is an advisor for the Women for Africa Foundation. She has made various documentaries on the integration problems of the immigrant community when they arrive in Europe: They are...Africa (2010) or Apples, chickens and chimeras (2013).
Founder and president of CIMA (Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media) for six years, she is currently a member of its Board of Directors. From this position, she will fight to improve the visibility of women in the audiovisual sector, on the subject of which she has written various articles and contributed to a number of books.
With this appointment, the SGAE Foundation consolidates its strategic objectives included in its Master Plan: to ensure respect for author rights, to support authorship and creation, to position authorship as a key element of the cultural sector, to assist the relationship of the creator with society as a whole, to promote social pedagogy, to boost access to culture, to contribute to improving the functioning of the sector, and to foster new artistic expression and multi-disciplinary projects.
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