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Industry Report: European Policy

How European policy influences cinema and television

Industry Report: European Policy
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The role of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology under the spotlight at Cannes

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

The role of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology under the spotlight at Cannes

CANNES 2021: The Cannes NEXT panel, moderated by Sten-Kristian Saluveer, delved into the new opportunities for innovation offered by the EIT  

16 July 2021

70% of cross-border TV channels fall under the AVMSD jurisdiction of the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

70% of cross-border TV channels fall under the AVMSD jurisdiction of the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain

The information is now available on the freely accessible European Audiovisual Observatory’s database MAVISE  

21 June 2021

Switzerland’s Council of States approves the “Netflix tax”

Institutions / Legislation - Switzerland

Switzerland’s Council of States approves the “Netflix tax”

This week, Swiss councillors approved the obligation for online streamers to invest at least 4% of their turnover in the Confederation’s film industry  

09 June 2021

Experts share top advice on fair remuneration for screenwriters and directors

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

Experts share top advice on fair remuneration for screenwriters and directors

The seminar organised by the SAA provided in-depth expertise on how best to implement the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market  

07 June 2021

The EC withdraws its 2019 decision making commitments on Disney, Warner Bros, Sky UK and other global streamers binding

Institutions / Legislation - Europe/UK

The EC withdraws its 2019 decision making commitments on Disney, Warner Bros, Sky UK and other global streamers binding

The withdrawal decision follows the annulment of the European Commission's similar commitments imposed on Paramount Pictures, dating from 2016  

06 April 2021

Performers and audiovisual authors call on EU member states to entrust CMOs to manage their royalties

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

Performers and audiovisual authors call on EU member states to entrust CMOs to manage their royalties

European collective management organisations (CMOs) came together to discuss how to secure fair remuneration for performers and audiovisual authors  

19 March 2021

The European Producers Club publishes a Code of Fair Practices for streamers

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

The European Producers Club publishes a Code of Fair Practices for streamers

The association outlined four golden rules, in an attempt to sensitise EU regulators and change the rules of engagement with major industry players  

18 March 2021

The 3rd European Film Politics Seminar explores the role of the independent audiovisual industry

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

The 3rd European Film Politics Seminar explores the role of the independent audiovisual industry

BERLINALE 2021: Hosted by the European Film Market, the virtual talk saw the participation of several industry decision makers and professionals  

04 March 2021

Olivier Henrard • Deputy chief executive officer, CNC

"The platforms have come to understand that it wasn’t in their interest to walk away from the elements that make French creation so powerful and historically unique"

Olivier Henrard • Deputy chief executive officer, CNC

The CNC’s second-in-command breaks down France’s lofty ambitions for the platforms’ imminent integration into the film and audiovisual funding system  

18 February 2021

Brexit trade deal provokes a new agenda for the UK and European film industries

Institutions / Legislation - UK/Europe

Brexit trade deal provokes a new agenda for the UK and European film industries

The new Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU was finally signed late last month, and sets out the impending relationship between the territories  

11 January 2021

2021-2027 Creative Europe budget increased to €2.2 billion

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

2021-2027 Creative Europe budget increased to €2.2 billion

This provision marks a 50% increase on the previously allocated budget of €1.46 billion for the 2014-2020 programme  

12 November 2020

“If we don’t preserve cinema’s specific financing, it will be dead in a few years”

ARP Film Meetings 2020

“If we don’t preserve cinema’s specific financing, it will be dead in a few years”

Gaumont's Sidonie Dumas evokes the future of French cinema and the future obligations of platforms. A debate that also includes Memento's Émilie Georges and Dharamsala's Isabelle Madelaine  

06 November 2020

The European Film Forum navigates the choppy waters of the pandemic at San Sebastián

San Sebastián 2020 – San Sebastián Industry

The European Film Forum navigates the choppy waters of the pandemic at San Sebastián

The Creative Europe MEDIA-organised event addressed how the industry can adapt to the cataclysmic sea change and the measures it needs to take to do so  

23 September 2020

Sabine Verheyen • Chair, European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee

"Now we have to think how to help the audiovisual sector recover"

Sabine Verheyen • Chair, European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee

VENICE 2020: European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee chair Sabine Verheyen discusses the brand-new LUX Audience Award, and how institutions can support the industry in these times  

07 September 2020

Europe looks to boost the distribution of European works by way of co-productions

Institutions - Europe

Europe looks to boost the distribution of European works by way of co-productions

Having assembled on 23 May in Strasbourg, European ministers representing the audiovisual industry are now asking funding bodies to place a focus on co-productions  

24 May 2019

MEPs approve copyright reform

Legislation - Europe

MEPs approve copyright reform

As approved on 26 March in Strasbourg, the European Parliament has adopted the directive to modernise copyright law, putting an end to over two and a half years of negotiations and intensive lobbying  

27 March 2019

Urgent call for a new pan-European audiovisual legislation

Urgent call for a new pan-European audiovisual legislation

New competitors in the VoD field in Europe require new legislation that will ensure diversity and quality in the audiovisual domain  

24 March 2017

Stakeholder in the digital single market

Stakeholder in the digital single market

EC Vice President Andrus Ansip recently visited the Danish Film Institute to discuss the European Commission’s latest proposals for the Digital Single Market  

04 October 2016

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