The Cannes Film Festival hasannounced the appointment of Catherine Demier to the post of general manager.

Demier replaces VeroniqueCayla who left the Cannes festival organization in June to take up thepresidency of French support body, the CNC.

Formerly a manager at theCNC, Demier was also counsellor to the minister of culture for cinema andtelevision and most recently worked as secretary general for the court ofaccounts.

She will take up herfunctions, which centre on the administrative running of the organisation, onOctober 10.