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The Board

The CEPI board consists of the following elected officers:ISTOCK2L

President

Barbara Galavan (Screen Producers Ireland)

Barbara is the CEO of Screen Producers Ireland, the Irish producer’s association. A position she has held since 2010.

Barbara was elected CEPI President in November 2015. Her focus as President is to ensure CEPI’s aims and policies are effectively communicated to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and stakeholders.

She has had a long and varied career in the international entertainment business. As a director of Principle Management Ltd., Barbara was a member of the U2 management team for 17 years (1985 – 2002). She is a Director of McGuinness/Whelan Music Publishing Ltd., the company set up to manage the intellectual property rights to composer Bill Whelan’s music including Riverdance. Barbara was also a founding member of the Irish record label Celtic Heartbeat.

She has served on the Special Government Task Force for the Irish Music Industry and was a board member (1996 – 2006) and vice chairman of the Irish Music Rights Organisation. She is the recipient of the 2003 ESB Media Award for best sports broadcast. Other experience in television includ being the industry expert judge on the Irish public service broadcaster’s series ‘You’re a Star’ in 2005.

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Jérôme Dechesne (USPA / France)

Jerome is the Assistant Delegate General at the French Union for Audiovisual Production (USPA). 

Following studies in business law and political sciences at the University of  Paris Panthéon Assas, Jérôme Dechesne obtained a specialisation in media law through a Master course at the University of Aix-en-Provence in 2000. He began his career as an Associate at the Société Générale Investment Banking Media & Telecom sector (2001-2003), before joining the French Austhors Society (SACD) for a ten years’ period (2004-2013). In SADC, he created a cluster on Studies and Perspectives, he created different transversal projects and assumed direction of the Audiovisual until 2013. In 2014, he joined the Society of Graphic and Plastic Arts’ Authors (ADAGP) as Secretary-General. In August 2015, he took up his current role as Assistant Delegate General at the French Union for Audiovisual Production (USPA). 

Dr. Werner Müller (FAMA/Austria)

A Doctor of Law, Müller has been active in the Chamber of Commerce Austria representing Film and Music Austria (FAMA) in the Industrial Division since 1983. FAMA is the legal association of Austrian film and music producers, distributors and music industry which represents over 5000 members ranging from producers to distributors, recording studios, music labels and publishers. Müller has held the office of CEO at FAMA since 2004. Müller was Chair of CEPI from 2011 to 2015. As well as his CEPI Board role, he currently sits on the Board of European Associations FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association) and FIAD (International Federation of Film Distributors Associations).

Søren Henrik Jørgensen (Pro-F / Denmark)

Søren has been the Legal Adviser at the Danish Producers' Association since 2008. As one of the association's two lawyers, Søren advises members particularly on labour and rights issues. Before Soren joined the Producers' Association, he worked at the Danish Film Institute. 

Mario Mauri (APT / Italy)

Mario Mauri is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paypermoon Italy Srl., as well as treasurer of Television Producers.  He has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and has since 1990 been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the British private equity fund Cambria Ltd. In 2001 he created the production company Paypermoon Italy Srl., which made its debut in the television market in 2002 with an social information campaign. Paypermoon has since asserted itself with high-quality series primarily broadcast by RAI. The main products for the network's flagship titles are “Mammamia!”, “Raccontami” – Chapters I and II, “Questo nostro amore” and “Questo nostro amore 70.”

Filip Bobinski (APA / Czech Republic)

Filip Bobinski is a Czech TV producer. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Production from FAMU (University-Film school in Prague). Over the last 13 years he has co-developed and produced more than 200 hours of prime time TV fiction series within its company Dramedy Productions. In 2004 Dramedy was the first independent producer in the country to produce a TV series with the major commercial broadcaster Nova. Dramedy also produced 3 seasons of prime time series Horakovi and 5 seasons of retroseries Vypravej (Wonderful Times) from 2008 until 2013 for public Czech TV. Wonderful Times was awarded Series of the year and Golden Nymph 2011 at Monte Carlo TV Festival for outstanding European producer. Dramedy also has in production The Manor House aka Prvni Republika series from 2013 until now; a period family saga with murder mystery set in the 20’s.