FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry professionals across Europe.
Each two weeks the UNIC team of experts will update FNE readers with a selection of information on the most important developments in cinema policy in the areas of the Digital Single Market, copyright, new research on audience development, policy meetings and events and other vital information that the leaders of the European cinema need to keep abreast of to do their jobs.
These are issues that have an impact on all of us and will determine the future direction of our industry and indeed even its survival.
European Parliament 17/01: Antonio Tajani elected as European Parliament President – European Parliament website and EPP website Antonio Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament on 17 January, succeeding Martin Schulz. Tajani, an Italian member of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group and vice-president of the Parliament, received 351 votes in the fourth and final round of voting.
European Audiovisual Observatory
Creative Europe – MEDIA
Digital Single Market 11/01: Copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market – EPP website On January 11, MEPs discussed the modernisation of the EU copyright with stakeholders at a hearing organized by the EPP group.
International Union of Cinemas - UNIC 16/01 UNIC released its Cinema Innovation Report exploring innovation and change in the European cinema. The report – Innovation and the Big Screen – can be found here 15/01: UNIC Cinema Innovation – Interview with Maddy Probst, Watershed / Europa Cinemas – Celluloid Junkie
Celluloid Junkie has partnered UNIC to highlight innovation in the European cinema sector through a series of interviews, excerpts and examples.In the first interview, CJ spoke to Maddy Probst, the Cinema Programme Producer for the Watershed, in Bristol, UK, as well as VP of Europa Cinemas, to find out some context on innovation around the European cinema scene.
European Parliament 13/01: European Parliament elections on 17 January: All you need to know – EP website MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliament's new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. 16/01: Election of members to standing committees and sub-committees – EP website At the start of the second half of its 8th legislative term – January 18 and 19, the European Parliament will decide on the composition of its standing committees and subcommittees during its constituent plenary session in Strasbourg.
Presidency of the EU 9/01: Malta presidency in full swing – Presidency website The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January.
Events 13/02: European Film Forum, Berlinale 02/03: EUIPO Conference on Copyright Enforcement, Malta 15-16/06: Digital Assembly, Malta - more information here
The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents cinema associations and key cinema operators across 36 European territories. Every fortnight, UNIC presents to FNE readers an exclusive summary of key EU policy developments related to cinema.
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