Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Resines Resigns as President of Spanish Film Academy

Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Resines Resigns as President of Spanish Film Academy

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The actor Antonio Resines has resigned as president of the Spanish Film Academy.

He had been in the post since May 2015 after producer, distributor and exhibitor Enrique González Macho resigned during his second mandate at the head of the organisation.

Vice president Edmon Roch, producer of Capture The Flag, has also resigned.

Resines, who has shot the upcoming The Queen Of Spain with Fernando Trueba, described it as an "honour" to have held the position but also explained the reason for his departure in a statement released by the Academy: "This decision has been taken due to serious differences with part of the board of directors, differences that have made our task at the Spanish Film Academy presidency impossible."

The board of directors is formed by two representatives of 14 different specialities in the Spanish film industry. Tensions escalated recently when the board tried to replace the director of the Film Academy, Porfirio Enríquez.

After his resignation, Resines told the Europa Press news agency that he was ruling out running for president of the Academy again. …

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