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Presentation of the Council

The College

The College

The Superior council of audio-visual is composed of a College which understands seven members named by Presidential decree of the Republic. The president is appointed by the President of the Republic, three members are designated by the president of the Senate and three others by the president of the National Assembly. The Council is chaired today by Mr. Olivier Schrameck.

In each parliamentary assembly, the advisors are appointed after assent of the standing committee in charge of the cultural affairs in the majority of the three fifths of the votes cast. These nominations must contribute an equal representation of the women and to men. The president of the CSA is appointed by the President of the Republic. Except for its president, the College is renewed per third every two years.

The members have a 6 years mandate, nonrenewable. They cannot be named beyond 65 years. Their functions are incompatible with any electoral mandate, any employment and any other occupation.

Throughout their function and one year as from the suspension of those, the members are held to abstain from very public standpoint on the questions whose Council had to know or who are likely of him to be subjected in the exercise of its mission. Pursuant to the provisions of the penal code, during the three years following the suspension of their functions, the members of the Council cannot carry on an activity in a public enterprise or private whose Council ensured the monitoring or control.

President appointed by the President of the Republic
Olivier Schrameck until January 2019
Advisors appointed by the President of the Senate
Mémona Hintermann-Afféjee until January 2019
Nicolas Curien until January 2021
Carole Bienaimé-Besse until January 2023
Advisors appointed by the President of the National Assembly
Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette until January 2019
Nathalie Sonnac until January 2021
Jean-François Mary until January 2023

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Key dates

  • January 23rd, 2013 - Nomination of Olivier Schrameck to the presidency of the CSA

  • January 24th, 2007 - Nomination of Michel Boyon to the presidency of the CSA

  • January 17th, 2001 - Nomination of Dominique Baudis to the presidency of the CSA

  • January 23rd, 1995 - Nomination of Hervé Bourges to the presidency of the CSA

  • February 13th, 1989 - Installation of the CSA, which Jacques Boutet chairs, by the President of the Republic