Michel Romand-Monnier has been named deputy managing director of Cinematheque, France's national film archives.

The move follows the nomination of Claude Berri to the presidency of Cinematheque earlier this month.

Romand-Monnier will take up his duties on November 3.

With a long career encompassing communications and the film industry, the 49 year old Romand-Monnier was most recently head of European digital cinema development at Technicolor.

A press release from the Cinematheque said that Romand-Monnier would be charged with the organisation's administrative and financial management.

Romand-Monnier will also help facilitate the Cinematheque's 2005 move to eastern Paris in conjunction with the Film Library.

The Cinematheque has undergone several months of upheaval this year because of differences between culture minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon, the National Cinema Centre and the Cinematheque's board.

The situation has begun to stabilise, however, with the nomination of new management.