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New Cannes head.

Daniel Toscan du Plantier, who leaves his job as head of Unifrance at the end of this coming June, is to take over as the new director of the Cannes Film Festival in 1994.

So goes the story told by French film people at the Sarasota Film Festival last November. Du Plantier replaces Gilles Jacob who in turn took over from the late Favre Lebret some years back.

Du Plantier is a former head of Gaumont, a man with considerable production experience and a pronounced taste for artistic films. Among other things, he has brought several great operas to the screen. As president of Unifrance, he oversees the French film industry's promotion effort oversees.

His departure form Unifrance means that he will no longer be connected with the Sarasota French film event, which, in 1993, will have to do without Florida subsidies for the first time.
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Title Annotation:Daniel Toscan du Plantier new head of Cannes Film Festival
Publication:Video Age International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jan 1, 1993
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