Spanish film-maker Alex De La Iglesia is set to take over as president of the Spanish Film Academy after becoming the only candidate to put his name forward.
The final decision will be officially made on June 21 by the Academy members but no further candidates are expected to apply.
The Academy confirmed that the director was the only candidate and that fellow director director Iciar Bollain and producer Emilio Pina will serve as his vice presidents.
The role has been vacant since former president, Angeles Gonazales Sinde, was appointed as culture minister in a cabinet reshuffle. Eduardo Campoy was appointed asn interim president but will step down when De la Iglesia’s appointment is confirmed.
In his new role, De La Iglesia will be responsible for organising next year’s Goya awards. The director has picked 15 Goyas over his career, including three for his latest English-language drama The Oxford Murders.
De La Iglesia is currently working on another English-language criminal thriller The Yellow Mark, which will shoot at the Ciudad De La Luz studios in Alicante and is being produced by Spain’s Tornasol Films and France’s La Fabrique De Films.