The FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN FILM DIRECTORS (Fédération Européenne des Réalisateurs de l’Audiovisuel) is an advocacy ...
FERA regrets that the “cultural exception” is not, apparently, going to be applied in the forthcoming EU-US trade talks, and calls on the European Commission to ensure that our cultural policies and the European audiovisual sector will not be weakened by trade liberalization.
In 2002 the German Copyright Law was amended with the purpose of strengthening the contractual position of authors and performers by providing that copyright “serves to secure an equitable remuneration for utilization of his work”. Basically, the amendment consisted in giving creators the right to negotiate their remuneration.
FERA is delighted to announce that Alan Parker has been elected as the new President of FERA. We are honoured to have such a respected colleague take on an active role defending culture and directors’ rights in Europe.
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Photo: Director Michael Caton Jones on the set of “World Without End”
The French version of the Directors’ Contract Guidelines will be available soon!
FERA will again in 2013 be attempting to persuade national governments and EU policy makers to give culture and film production their full and proper share of resources.
On the 1st of December Malta hosted 1100 professionals from the European film industry, who went to Valletta to participate in the 25th edition of the European Film Awards.
On 9 October Commissioner Kroes and Commissioner Vassilliou’s Head of Cabinet Mr. Brunet chaired a roundtable discussion in Cannes on the “Financing and distribution of European films in the EU digital market: cross border distribution and media chronology”
On 21 November the European Parliament’s President Martin Schulz awarded this year’s LUX Film Prize to Shun Li and the Poet (Io sono Li) by Andrea Segre (Italy and France) at a ceremony during the plenary session in Strasbourg.