|Minister of Culture|
7 April 2009 – 22 December 2011
|Prime Minister||José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero|
|Preceded by||César Antonio Molina|
|Succeeded by||José Ignacio Wert|
Ángeles González-Sinde Reig
7 April 1965
|Alma mater||Complutense University|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Film director|
Life and careerEdit
She was president of AACCE (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences) since 2006 until April 2009, when she was appointed Minister of Culture. Her appointment was received with anger and rejection by the Spanish Internet Community, due to González-Sinde's opposition to P2P file sharing and the alleged conflict of interest due to her ties to the film industry. A strict anti-piracy law enacted in Spain in December 2011 has become known colloquially as Ley Sinde, or the Sinde Law, as she was seen as the primary backer of the measure.
She is the daughter of the academy's founder, José María González-Sinde, Sr. Her brother, José María González-Sinde, Jr., is also involved in the film industry.
As a scriptwriterEdit
- La casa de los líos —television series (1 episode, 1996).
- La buena estrella (1997), by Ricardo Franco.
- Lágrimas negras (1998), by Ricardo Franco.
- Segunda piel (1999), by Gerardo Vera.
- Las razones de mis amigos (2000), by Gerardo Herrero.
- Antigua vida mía (2001), by Héctor Olivera.
- Cuéntame cómo pasó — television series (2001).
- El misterio Galíndez (2003), by Gerardo Herrero.
- Manolito Gafotas (2004), by Antonio Merecero.
- La suerte dormida (2003).
- La vida que te espera (2004), by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.
- La puta y la ballena (2004), by Luis Puenzo.
- Madrid 11M: Todos íbamos en ese tren (2004), by several directors.
- Entre vivir y soñar (2004), by Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes.
- Heroína (2005), by Gerardo Herrero.
- Los aires difíciles (2006), by Gerardo Herrero.
- Todos estamos invitados (2007), by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.
- Una palabra tuya (2008).
- Mentiras y Gordas (2009).
As a directorEdit
- Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay, La buena estrella, by Ricardo Franco (1997).
- Goya Award for Best New Director for La suerte dormida (2003).
- Prize Turia for Best New Work La suerte dormida (2003).
- XX Festival de Cine Español de Málaga, Best Script for Heroína (2005), by Gerardo Herrero.
- Premio Planeta de Novela, runner-up for El buen hijo
On April 2009, Ángeles González-Sinde was appointed Culture Minister. This sparked a movement against her from the Spanish Internet users community, represented by the Asociacion de Internautas (Internet Users Association). They stated that she was unable to fulfill correctly the needs and obligations of her position because of a conflict of interest, as she had personal ties with businesses involved in the film industry and consequently would not be impartial. Moreover, Spanish law 5/2006 of April 10, 2006 regulates conflicts of interest among high-ranking positions in the Spanish government[clarification needed].
- Biography at La Moncloa - Spanish Prime Minister's Office
- "Spanish Internet community unites against new anti-P2P Minister of Culture", P2P Foundation Blog, April 8th, 2009 [Accessed April 16th, 2009]
- "Anti-internet piracy law adopted by Spanish government", BBC, January 3rd, 2012 [Accessed February 13, 2012]
- José María González Sinde (II) - Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- (in Spanish) "Clara Sánchez se alza con el Planeta" El País. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
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