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Nicolas Seydoux to receive 2024 CineEurope Icon Award

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM & NEW JERSEY, USA – 13 MAY 2024: Nicolas Seydoux, Chairman of the French anti-piracy audiovisual association (ALPA) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gaumont, France, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Icon Award, given in recognition of his career and accomplishments. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Opening Ceremony on Monday 17 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

At the helm of Gaumont for over 50 years, Nicolas Seydoux’s unrivalled dedication to the film industry and relentless action against movie theft for 15 years as Chairman of ALPA makes him an absolutely emblematic figure in the industry. 

He has shown an unparallelled commitment to the sector, promoting film culture through his writings, his public speeches, his philanthropic actions, and more recently with his memoirs "Le cinéma, 50 ans de passion" (“Cinema: 50 years of passion”). 

The CineEurope Icon Award recognises Nicolas Seydoux’s exceptional career, his passion for cinema, and invaluable contribution to the French and international film industry. It will be presented by Boxoffice Pro. 

"As the publisher of Boxoffice Pro, I am immensely proud to present the CineEurope Icon Award to Nicolas Seydoux. For fifty years, his visionary leadership has not only propelled Gaumont to the forefront of the film industry but has also profoundly influenced cinema worldwide. This award recognizes his dedication to promoting intellectual property rights and his commitment to innovation. Through Nicolas Seydoux’s achievements, we also celebrate Gaumont’s nearly 130-year legacy of distinction and innovation in filmmaking. It is an honor to acknowledge such significant contributions to our industry." said Julien Marcel, CEO Boxoffice – AlloCiné.

Welcoming the announcement of the Award, Phil Clapp, President of the European cinema trade grouping UNIC, said: 

We are delighted to see Mr Seydoux honoured at CineEurope 2024. This award recognises his outstanding commitment to the European cinema industry. On behalf of the UNIC Board and colleagues from across the sector, I would like to offer him my warmest congratulations on this remarkable achievement.” 

Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group, added:  

It is an honor to be able to present the 2024 icon award to Mr Seydoux. His career in the film industry speaks for itself ranging from production, distribution and exhibition. His continued efforts and leadership to combat piracy in our business is just another example of his commitment to our great industry”.

About CineEurope

CineEurope 2024 will take place from 17-20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).

About UNIC

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 39 countries in Europe and neighbouring regions.

About Film Expo Group

The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineEurope, held in Barcelona; ShowEast, held in Miami; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok.

Further enquiries | +32 484 183910 | #CineEurope | @CineEurope

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