The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme

Interview with pioneering mentees Grainne Peat, Magdalena Lewicka and Lucie Morvan The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme was launched in 2017 as the first cross sector and cross-country mentoring scheme for up-and-coming female talent in cinema exhibition. A year since…

CJ + UNIC: Change Starts Small

This article is part of a short series on tackling gender imbalance in cinema exhibition, in collaboration with The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). Next time, we’ll be delving deeper into the UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme – UNIC’s flagship…

CineEurope 2018 Keynote Delivered by UNIC President Phil Clapp

This is the keynote address delivered by Phil Clapp, the President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), at the opening of the CineEurope 2018 convention on Monday 11 June in Barcelona’s CCIB. Included are excerpts from the audio-visual presentation…

Russia Is Now Europe’s Largest Cinema Territory

Russia overtook France in 2017 to become Europe’s biggest cinema territory in terms of admissions according to provisional data on cinema attendance published by European cinema trade body UNIC. Around 213.6 million tickets were sold in the Russian Federation, compared…

CJ @ CineEurope – ‘Women in Cinema’ panel

Celluloid Junkie recaps the main conference sessions at this years CineEurope for the benefit of those unable to attend or who did but want to jog their memories. As always, our transcription sometimes abbreviate to captures the gist of what…

EXCLUSIVE: CJ Interviews UNIC’s New CEO Laura Houlgatte

On the same day that “Wonder Woman” began conquering multiplexes all over the world, it was revealed that a no less formidable female force will be in charge of European cinema trade body UNIC. Laura Houlgatte Abbott, who has served as UNIC’s…

UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Pilot Open for Mentee Candidates

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has launched the UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Pilot Programme and is looking for candidates for its mentorship program.  The 12-month pilot initiative will see a number of female senior industry executives mentor a group of…

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