Ángeles González-Sinde

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Ángeles González-Sinde Reig (born 7 April 1965) is a Spanish scriptwriter, film director and politician. She was Culture Minister of Spain from April 2009 until December 2011.[1]

Ángeles González-Sinde
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Minister of Culture
In office
7 April 2009 – 22 December 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded byCésar Antonio Molina
Succeeded byJosé Ignacio Wert
Personal details
Ángeles González-Sinde Reig

(1965-04-07) 7 April 1965 (age 56)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyIndependent
Alma materComplutense University
OccupationScreenwriter, Film director

Life and careerEdit

González-Sinde studied Classics at the Complutense University of Madrid and did a Masters in Cinema Scriptwriting at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles.

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[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]


As a scriptwriterEdit

As a directorEdit



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].


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