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…