The Berlin Film Festival has appointed Los Angeles-based, US trade knowledgeable Jacqueline Lyanga as a US delegate because it expands its worldwide community and seeks to consolidate contacts with the US movie trade and filmmakers.

Lyanga will help in scouting movies and in addition put together the Berlinale’s US West Coast screening excursions. She will work carefully with Ryan Werner, who has been energetic as a US delegate for the pageant since 2019.

“We are pleased and proud to have Jacqueline Lyanga on our group, and looking out ahead to working alongside her,” mentioned Berlinale inventive director Carlo Chatrian.

“I’ve recognized her for a few years and admire her style, power and character. Along with Ryan Werner, I’m certain she’s going to do a terrific job strengthen ing our ties with the US movie trade.”

Lyanga based Global Cinematheque in 2020, a US-based organisation to advertise worldwide cinema and expertise.

Most lately, she was the Head of DEI for IMDb, the place her position included creating inclusive infrastructure and artistic content material for IMDb and IMDbPro clients globally.

Prior to becoming a member of IMDb, Lyanga was the Artistic Director of Film Independent in Los Angeles, and for the eight years from 2010 to 2018, the Director of AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s (AFI) annual worldwide movie pageant in Los Angeles.

At AFI FEST she launched a tech and XR showcase, youth cinema programmes, New Auteur and Masters sections, and a worldwide Guest Artist Director programme.

Lyanga has been appointed to the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French authorities for her promotion of French movie and tradition within the U.S.. She has additionally been awarded the Order of the Crown from the Kingdom of Belgium.

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