European film industry unites to improve the circulation of works in Europe
At Cannes Film Festival, four associations representing professionals from the film industry jointly announced that they would be launching a working group who would have a focus on developing the conversation with the European Commission regarding the Digital Single Market strategy and copyright reform.
The European Producers Club, Europa International, Europa Distribution and EuroVoD will bring together this working group of producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and VOD platforms. Their aim is to share ideas during brainstorming sessions this summer and then present solutions to improve the accessibility, distribution and circulation of films in Europe.
“We, the presidents of the four networks make the commitment to build an integrated and cross-sector reflection on film circulation. We will gather our ideas to propose an alternative plan of action able to reach audiences and improve the distribution of our works in Europe.” Marco Chimenz (European Producers' Club), Suzanne Wendt (Europa International), Laurent Dutoit and Jakub Duszinski (Europa Distribution) and Jean-Yves Bloch (EuroVod).
19 May 2015