The first general meeting of the newly formed French Licensing Federation has taken place in Paris.
The main goals of the official body - which is open to IP owners and licensing agents based in, and conducting business in France - were presented, with 11 members being elected to the executive board for 2010 and 2011.
These include Patricia De Wilde (Marathon Media); Sidonie Herman (Perspective Entertainment); Franck Cymes (France Télévision Distribution); Antoine Erligmann (Nelvana/Corus); Pierre Gaucher (RMP); Marie-Laure Marchand (Big Bocca); Brigitte Legendre Benloulou (Moonscoop); Eglantine Deneux (M6 Interactions); Véronique Allaire-Spitzer (Moulin Rouge); Cédric Petitpas (Gaumont/Alphanim); and Christone Blériot (Cyber Group Studios).
Patricia De Wilde was elected president, while Marie-Laure Marchand and Franck Cymes are vice presidents, respectively acting as general secretary and treasurer.
The Federation, named F2D2 after its initials in French, is due to attend the forthcoming Kazachok Forum next month, holding a conference open to all attendees.