French Film Directors and Producers welcome President Macron’s speech in favour of cultural sovereignty

The Association of French Film Realisateurs/Producteurs (ARP) have warmly welcomed President Macron’s recent commitment to cultural sovereignty. ARP calls for the immediate transposition of the 2018 EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the 2019 Copyright directive into French law. This way they say will best reinforce the diversity and independence of French and European creation

Furthermore they call for a far greater protection for the French/European film archive that could be better exploited abroad. Stronger public service broadcasting and the fight against piracy should also be top of the political agenda, ARP says.

The Challenge of Brexit

Interview with Holly Aylett by Adele Tourte on responses to Brexit and its potential impact on the arts and audiovisual sectors. http://cdc-ccd.org/Entrevue-Les-consequences-du-Brexit-sur-la-diversite-des-expressions?lang=en

Euclid launches KNOW BREXIT

KNOW BREXIT is a platform which aims to help the arts and culture sector understand the implications of Brexit and to help anyone who wants to campaign to ensure that the final Brexit deal has minimal negative impact on the sector.  The former artsIN twitter feed and website have been renamed as @knowbrexit and www.knowbrexit.eu – the website will provide news, resources, a regular blog and a platform where people can sign up to express their views on the Brexit arrangements.

Euclid will also be offering to run KNOW BREXIT meetings around the UK – these would provide a) an update of Brexit news and the implications for the arts & culture sector, and b) a platform to discuss the issues of most concern to the sector and ways of lobbying for the voice of the sector to be heard during the Brexit negotiations period.”   Euclid is looking for organisations or venues interested in hosting a KNOW BREXIT meeting for their community.

Creatives’ July Letter to Juncker on Territoriality

In response to proposed changes affecting rules governing online transmissions of broadcasters programmes/ services and copyright EU creative industry/creator organisations wrote a joint letter to Commission President Juncker calling for the principle of territoriality on audiovisual rights to be respected in order to protect current film funding models.

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Revision of EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity have responded to the Commission’s proposed revision of the AVMS directive calling for measures that would enhance investment in more diverse local audiovisual production.

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There has also been an important draft report on the revised directive from the CULT committee of the European Parliament.

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