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New Legislation Might Threaten European Independent Film

Monday, May 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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From IndieWire:

Some of the rich and diverse European movies that the film world celebrates at Cannes each year couldface anexistential threat, thanks to new laws being proposed by the European Commission.

If you're not familiar with the commission’s Digital Single Market strategy, you're not alone — but you can expect to hear a lot from the European independent film community in the near future about how some of the plan's proposals could be devastating for both filmmakers and consumers in Europe….

"We have concerns about these plans and about any attempt to undermine the territoriality principle, which is so vital for the financing and distribution of films and TV shows, whether they’re European or international," Christophe Tardieu, Deputy CEO of France’s National Cinema Centre, told the room at Cannes. "Sometimes, we feel reassured when we hear the commission pledging that they will protect the value of licenses, but other times we are deeply worried in particular when we look into the legislative proposals they are considering."

- Read the full article at IndieWire.com 





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