In this edition you can read about the Lux Film Prize, the debate over film release windows, and get an update of current EU initiatives that affect the audiovisual sector.
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FERA Chief Executive Elisabeth Sjaastad says: “Producers play an essential role and are the directors’ closest partners, but the widespread practice of unfair buyout contracts has to stop. Today the European Parliament has said just that”.
FERA and 100Autori express their shock and indignation at the plans of Italian Entertainment Group for Cinecitta Studios. This iconic site has played a major role in world film culture, and its break up or sale could seriously undermine the future of Italian cinema.
FERA believes that failure by national governments to support their creative sectors is wrong, and also short sighted, as many countries are now seeing increasing public demand for films made in the national language for the local audience. Cultural diversity is not just a crucial European principle: it works.
Our annual meeting gives us the opportunity to be informed about what is happening in all FERA member countries across Europe – and this year the gap between those who are in a rather priviledged situation and those who really struggle seems bigger than ever.
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On the occation of the Public Hearing on the Creative Europe Programme in the European Parliament, FERA has released a summary of its position.
FERA, together with other creators’ organisations, has started a public campaign against unfair contractual practices facing creators. Knowing that this is a common problem facing many of us – sign the petition!
FSE and SAA, representing film directors and screenwriters’ professional associations and their collecting societies, issued a joint statement to call for an end to buyout contracts that deprive audiovisual authors of fair remuneration for the works they create.
APR (Portuguese Association of Directors) held an extraordinary General Assembly on 11 February to discuss ...
On 29 February ECSA (the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance) announced that it had filed ...