Copyright 11/04: European screenwriters and directors call for right to fair remuneration online – SAA European screenwriters and directors including Pedro Almodovar, Agnieszka Holland and Sir Alan Parker sent a letter to the Members of the Legal Affairs’ committee to support the introduction in the EC proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market of an amendment that would guarantee audiovisual authors proportionate remuneration wherever their works are exploited online across Europe.
CineEurope 10/04: CineEurope announce winner of international exhibitor of the year award – UNIC Eddy Duquenne, Chief Executive Officer of Kinepolis Group, has been named as the 2017 recipient of the “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at CineEurope.
European Parliament 14/04: “Culture has a key role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges“ by MEP Petra Kammerevert (DE, S&D) – The Parliament Magazine Culture has been overlooked in EU policymaking, but it has a crucial role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges, writes Petra Kammerevert.
25/04: Geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination: adoption of draft report on 25 April – European Parliament website The regulation on geo-blocking seeks to provide more legal certainty and enforceability by defining specific situations when there can be no justified reason for discrimination on the grounds of nationality/residence. It also bans the blocking of access to websites and the use of automatic re-routing without the customer's prior consent. 25/04: Vote on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive on 25 April in Culture Committee – European Parliament website On 25 April, the CULT committee voted its report on the review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. More than 1300 amendments have been tabled to the proposal published in May last year, evidence of the great interest it has generated.
Events 16/05: Vote in plenary Portability Regulation 20/05: European Audiovisual Observatory Conference, Cannes – more information here21/05: Europa Cinemas Conference, Cannes 22/05: European Film Forum, Cannes 15-16/06: Digital Assembly, Malta – more information here 19-22/06: CineEurope 2017 – register here