The AV sector alerts the European Parliament and the Council about the need of territoriality

  411 exponents of the Film Industry, including an impressive number of Europa Distribution’s members, signed a letter addressed to Presidents Tajani and Tusk to raise the Parliament and Council’s awareness about the need for Territoriality. Absolute territorial exclusivity is the cornerstone of creativity and investment in European audiovisual works and other protected content – Communication from AV sector representatives across Europe regarding the proposed Regulation on country-of-origin licensing of certain online services by broadcasters. Read…

Sailing on legal offer streams

By Eva Morsch Kihn   In the framework of the 63rd edition of the International Film Festival of San Sebastián (Spain), Europa Distribution in cooperation with the Industry Club organised a workshop on the theme « Pushing legal offer and fighting piracy ».   “The basic pillars for films to exist online: new perspectives on discoverability, an eye-catching legal offer and a decreasing piracy” was the starting point of the workshop. Moderated by Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia, UK), this open panel…

9th annual conference at Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

by Eva Morsch Kihn   The 9th Europa Distribution annual conference, organized with the support of Creative Europe, took place from July the 5th to the 8th in the scope of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic. This event is part of a cycle of workshops organized by Europa Distribution all year round in partnership with important film festivals in Europe and beyond. The important number of distributors who participated to the conference…

Europa Distribution supports Lord Smith’s position on VPF

We welcome the publication this January of the Review of Progress on the Film Policy Review, report on the UK film industry achieved 2 years ago by an independent panel led by Lord Smith. We especially support the panel’s position on the VPF issue in the UK. In particular, it is to be noted that the panel encourages the BFI to lead a task-force in order to facilitate negotiations on VPF between distributors and third party consolidators.…

The fight against piracy: response and responsibility

  “The film industry has to come up with new strategies to fight piracy“, says Torsten Frehse, CEO of Berlin-based distribution company Neue Visionen. Since films can be reproduced digitally, piracy is no longer an issue that only affects the major studios. Independent European distributors report growing damages because their art house titles are pirated. “The dubbed German version of the Norwegian comedy A Somewhat Gentle Man by Hans Petter Moland was streamed illegally between…

FNE Distributor of the Month: Tommi Salmelainen, Scanbox, Finland

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series in recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face – especially in the transition to digitalisation. We choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month. We look at the challenges and the successes faced by those distributors who are members of Europa Distribution with a special series of interviews that offer insights…

FNE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE MONTH : HANS KÖNIG, POLYFILM, AUSTRIA

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face, especially in the transition to digitalization, we choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month. We look at the challenges and the successes faced by those distributors who are members of Europa Distribution with a special series of interviews that offer insights that other distributors…

Study case: “Ernest and Célestine”

by Marjolaine Bouvier, Laure Deschamps & Emma Vigand Ernest and Célestine is a movie based on the children books of the same name. This is the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse in a world where these two species are supposed to be sworn enemies. Ernest and Célestine is the kind of movie that brings together children and parents as it makes laugh and smile both young and older ones. This…

FNE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE MONTH: JAKUB MROZ, POLAND

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face, especially in the transition to digitalization, we choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month. We look at the challenges and the successes faced by those distributors who are members of Europa Distribution with a special series of interviews that offer insights that other distributors…