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FRAPA names Gurin, Salling as co-chairs

Gurin Company president and CEO Phil Gurin (left) and Nordic World chief operating officer Jan Salling (right) have been named co-chairs of the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA), replacing Patty Geneste.
March 18, 2015

Gurin Company president and CEO Phil Gurin and Nordic World chief operating officer Jan Salling have been named co-chairs of the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA), replacing Patty Geneste.

According to the organization, Geneste is stepping down for “personal reasons.”

FRAPA says Gurin and Salling aim to increase its involvement in establishing best practices through codes of conduct designed to help those in the format industry – creators, producers, broadcasters and distributors – operate in a well-regulated environment. The new board will also focus on sponsoring more events, panel debates and awards at major industry gatherings.

“Looking to the future, Jan and I are set to launch several initiatives designed to strengthen FRAPA’s structure, effectiveness and impact,” said Gurin in a statement. “To this end, we will shortly be announcing the appointment of several high-profile board members, who will help us to transition FRAPA into a dynamic new era.”

“Phil and I intend to make a real difference to FRAPA, not just organizationally, but in terms of positive results for the entire format industry,” added Salling.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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