EU/US Trade negotiations : The European film is at stake by Birgit Heidsiek

The digitization that leads to new distribution channels, business models and marketing strategies with own rules and restrictions is only one part of all the changes and challenges the European film industry is confronted with. While the green paper was promoting multi-territorial licensing and intended to leave no place for national theatrical distributors, the European Commission suggested for the new Cinema Communication to repeal the release windows that are contractual in the funding guidelines. Another…