Răsvan Popescu, Vice President


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Răsvan Popescu was elected as president of the Council in 2007, a decision that was confirmed by the Romanian Parliament.

Before joining the council in 2000, Răsvan Popescu worked as a journalist, chief editor of Romanian Television (TVR) and a spokesperson for the former Romanian Government and President. His formal training includes a Masters in Journalism from California State University and a degree in Geology from Bucharest University. He has published six books and six film scripts.

“The audio-visual industry is an enormous mirror of present day society, neither better nor worse that the reality that it reflects. But the image is always in motion; sometimes it is fascinating and at other times tiring.” Răsvan Popescu


DETAILED PROFILE

Răsvan Popescu

  • Date of birth: 05.31.1962
  • Nationality: Romanian

Education:

  • Geology and Geophysics Faculty- University of Bucharest 1982-1987
  • Foreign languages: French, English
  • Member in professional organisations:
    - Member of the Writers Association in Romania

Post graduate studies:

  • California State University
  • Diploma in journalism, 1992

 Work Experience :

  • Before 1990; geology engineer on the mining sites in Valea Jiului and Valea Prahovei.
  • 1990: columnist for “Express” weekly newspaper with Cornel Nistorescu, editor-in-chief.
  • 1992-1996: BBC Radio correspondent
  • 1997-1998: in charge of the Information Department of the National Television; coordinated “Special Edition” TV program.
  • 1998-1999: State Secretary, head of the Public Information Department and Spokesman for the Government.
  • 1999-2000: State Counselor, Spokesman for the President of Romania.
  • September 2000 to September 2007: Member of the National Audiovisual Council of Romania
  • September 2007: elected president of the National Audiovisual Council of Romania

 Publications:

  • “The Subhuman”, stories, Expres Publishing House, 1991
  • “The Man with Beak and Claws”, novel, Olimp Publishing House, 1994
  • “Too Late”, Humanitas Publishing House,1996
  • “The Spokesman” (diary), Universalia Publishing House, 2002
  • “Dream Woman”, novel, Du Style Publishing House
  • „Red painted crows”, Humanitas Publishing House 2006
  • „Fundesac”, translated into Italian by Marco Cugno, Bonanno Publishing House, 2010

  Film scripts:

  • “Too Late”: directed and co-written by Lucian Pintilie; shortlisted for 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
  • “Paradise Terminus” , written in cooperation with Radu Aldulescu; directed by Lucian Pintilie; awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival.
  • “War in the Kitchen”, a television screening of a story in his first prose volume (“The subhuman”), directed by Marius Barna. The screenplay was awarded a grant at the 1997 International Television Festival in Geneva. -
  • “The Famous Paparazzo”, a screening of the novel “The Man With Beak And Claws” directed by Nicolae Margineanu. In 1999 he film was shown in Bucharest and in other eight major cities in Romania.
  • “Noro” , directed by Radu Gabrea, awarded the Cinema Professionals Association (UCIN) Special Prize for the artist in leading role
  • „Dream woman”, (2005), feature film directed by Dan Piţa. UCIN awarded it the prize for image and screenplay. The director was awarded with UCIN prize for cinematographic creation.
  • „Something good out of this life” (2012), directed by Dan Piţa. Prize for the best film and Prize for acting in the Avancs International Film Festival (Portugal), UCIN Romania prizes for image and acting.

He was decorated by Steaua României, Moldova Cross and several other foreign medals and orders.