30 Mar 2010

On 19 January, producers, authors, and film workers called for a general strike against a decree that would “devastate the independent audiovisual industry”.

Several organisations (including 100Autori and ANAC) protested before the headquarters of the public and the private broadcasters RAI, Sky and Mediaset in Rome. They asked for the reintroduction of several rules including the norm that gives remaining rights to independent producers; the reintroduction of quotas of European audiovisual works in distribution and broadcast in prime time on TV; and the reintegration of quotas on investment in Italian documentary and feature films.

The organisations also requested a roundtable between the government, associations of authors and producers, and trade unions.