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UNIC policy update 01.12.2017

EU Cinema Policy Update 2017-12-01

 

Digital Single Market

21/11: EFADs welcomes the EP Legal Affairs Committee’s support for territorial exclusivity - EFADs
Peter Dinges, President of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) welcomes the vote: “By opposing and reducing the scope of the country of origin principle, the Legal Affairs committee showed its support for territorial exclusivity and remains faithful to its long-standing position in favour of a culturally diverse audiovisual sector and to EU citizens’ access to European culture.

21/11: Statement from Creativity Works! on the JURI committee’s vote on the proposed Broadcasters’ Regulation - Creativity Works!
Mathieu Moreuil, Chair of Creativity Works! said: “Today’s vote acknowledges the importance of territorial exclusivity as the lifeblood of Europe’s creative industries.  As the legislative process continues, we call on EU legislators to bear in mind the concerns expressed across the creative and cultural sectors and to ensure that the growth of European industries and reinvestments in high quality EU content are fostered, not impeded.

22/11: FERA Issues Statement in Support of JURI Decision - FNE
The Federation of European Film Directors, FERA, made a public statement welcoming the decision of the Members of the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee vote in the EU Parliament to limit the extension of the “Country of Origin” principle to news and current affairs programmes. The decision means that exclusive territorial licensing, cornerstone of audiovisual works’ investment structure, distribution and promotion throughout Europe are preserved in their present form.

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 29/11: Intellectual Property package: Protecting Europe's know-how and innovation leadership

European Commission

The Commission presented its measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

 European Parliament

 22/11: Chair of EU Culture Committee MEP Petra Kammerevert on Film and the European Year of Cultural Heritage - Film New Europe

Film New Europe spoke with Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education in the European Parliament about the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. MEP Kammerevert highlights the importance of cinema as part of the cultural heritage.

 Estonian Presidency

27/11: Developments of the film and audiovisual field discussed at the visionary conference in Tallinn - EU2017.ee

On 27 and 28 November representatives of film and audiovisual field, experts, policy makers and visionaries gathered in Tallinn for a two-day international visionary conference to discuss topical issues of the European media and film industry. The conference was organised within the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Events:

1/12: Private Sector Representatives Meeting - EUIPO

6-7/12: EDCF Annual Convention

 

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