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Garasino named new director general of Film Academy


José Garasino, who was until now Head of Activities at the Ronda-based training centre Media Business School, has been appointed new director general of Spain’s Academy of Film Arts and Sciences. Garasino will take up the post on March 14, replacing Eduardo Campoy, who has occupied the position on an interim basis since the previous director general, Carlos Cuadros, was appointed head of the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (ICAA).

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Born in Paris in 1964, Garasino began working in cinema aged 18 as an assistant director, combining this job with his university studies. Since then he has occupied almost every role in the fields of directing and production.

He completed this stage of his career by specialising as an executive producer at one of the sector’s leading companies at that time and as an independent producer with his own outfit. He has worked with directors including Carlos Saura, Jaime Chávarri, Vicente Aranda, Fernando Trueba, Luis Llosa, Francisco J. Lombardi and Fernando Colomo, and been involved in projects like Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella, La Niña de Mis Ojos, Soldiers of Salamina and The Dancer Upstairs.

Later he moved into training, still within the European-based audiovisual and film sector, particularly digital audiovisual and new technologies.

(Translated from Spanish)

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