Irish actress Maureen O’Hara has been appointed as president of the newly formed Universal Film & Festival Organisation (UFFO), which aims to implement an ethical code of conduct for films festivals.

The UFFO was created on July 1 this year and already has 70 member festivals and 42 committee members from around the world.

Maureen O’ Hara, whose Hollywood career included starring alongside John Wayne in The Quiet Man, said: “Every once in a while there is something that stands out and compels us to notice it; I think that is what struck me most about UFFO when it was first brought to my attention.”

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