Leading film producer Eduardo Campoy has been named as the interim president of the Spanish FilmAcademy following the appointment of former chief, Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde, as minister of culture.
Campoy, who represents producers on the board of the academy, will fill the role of president until June, when members will vote for a permanent replacement for Gonzalez-Sinde.
During his two month stint, Campoy will look at the possibility of moving the dates of next year’s Goya awards. The awards, which were launched in 1987, are traditionally held in February but may be moved closer to the Oscars and the BAFTA Awards to gain more international interest.
The appointment of Campoy has been welcomed by the industry. He is a hugely respected producer with more than 60 films to his name over the past 25 years, including last year’s Goya Award winner Just Walking (Solo Quiero Caminar) and Don’t Tempt Me, starring Penelope Cruz. Both were directed by Agustin Diaz Yanes.
Following the departure of Gonzalez-Sinde, her vice presidents, Enrique Urbizu and Manuel Gomez Pereira, have also left the film academy.