6 Feb 2020

The Conference TV and Film Production in Europe – The State of Independence?, organized by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) took place on February 4, 2020, in Brussels.

The event was divided into two sections covering The Market Structure of Audiovisual Production in Europe, in the first part, and The legal Structure Surrounding Independent Production in Europe, in the second part.

Director and Chair of FERA Slovenian member, Slovenian Directors’ Guild (DSR) Urša Menart underlined the importance of retaining the ability to negotiate, as a director, regardless of the type of production one works on, during the first panel. The panel was moderated by EAO Head of Department for Market Information Gilles Fontaine, and included panelists Bayerischer Rundfunk Head of Cinema Department Carlos Gestenhauer, Czar Film Managing Directors and Executive Producer Eurydice Gysel, Managing Director of Bright Pictures and First Vice-president of FIAPF Börje Hansson, and Mediaset Director of International Affairs Carolina Lorenzon.

Download the PDF version of the report here.