Audiovisual Media Services Directive
30/04: UNIC Statement on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive – UNIC
The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European trade grouping representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations in 37 territories across the EU and beyond, welcomes the preliminary political agreement on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
27/04: AVMSD: EFADs welcome an ambitious and positive step forward for the diversity of European cultures - EFADs
In particular, EFADs strongly appreciate the obligation for on-demand services to secure at least a 30% share of European works in their catalogues and ensure prominence of these works.
27/04: SAA welcomes the reformed Audiovisual Media Services Directive: promoting and investing in European audiovisual works – SAA
The Society of Audiovisual Authors welcomes the agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission on the reform of EU rules governing audiovisual media services. It thanks policy makers for their willingness to lay down new rules to adapt the European framework to the emergence of digital platforms.
26/04: Audiovisual media: Agreement reached on new media services directive – European Parliament
EP negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU agreed on substantial rules for audiovisual media services, including digital platforms.
26/04: Audiovisual media services: breakthrough in EU negotiations for modern and fairer rules – European Commission
The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the main elements of revised rules to apply to audiovisual media across Europe.
13/04: Creativity Works! letter regarding EU Copyright Directive – Creativity Works!
Creativity Works! calls on Member States to refrain from restricting rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of certain online platforms; discussions on Copyright Directive must continue to resolve fundamental issues
03/05: EU budget post-2020: Commission praised for alternative sources of income – The Parliament Magazine
Most MEPs have welcomed a Commission plan to raise national contributions to 1.11 per cent of gross national income and introduce new sources of revenue for the next long-term EU budget.
Creative Europe Media
/05: MEDIA events at the 71st Cannes Film Festival – European Commission
This year in Cannes, the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA organises a series of debates and showcases from Thursday 10 May until Wednesday 16 May, on various topics such as collaboration strategies to increase audiences, financing, co-production, distribution and talent development.
EU OMC - The role of public policies in developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors - April 2018EUIPO - Test Case: Legal Online Offers of Film - April 2018
12 May: European Audiovisual Observatory Conference - Cannes 12 May: UNIC Cocktail - Cannes 13 May: Europa Cinemas Conference - Cannes 14 May: European Film Forum - Cannes 15 May: Creative Europe MEDIA Stakeholders' Meeting - Cannes 15 May: UNIC Meeting - Cannes20-21 June: European Parliament Vote - Copyright Directive