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Why Brexit is bad news for British film exports
The King's Speech German The UK is likely to lose millions in funding from the EU’s MEDIA programme because of Brexit. Huw D Jones examines what this means for British film exports. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) in last June’s referendum has provoked a particularly strong outcry amongst UK film professionals. A survey run by industry analyst Stephen Follows, for example, found that 82% were against Brexit, while only 5% were in ...
BFI launches consultation amid concerns over Brexit vote
BFI This week the BFI launched a public consultation on its next five-year strategy. Huw D Jones reports from the Leeds roadshow event. Following in the wake of last week’s dramatic Brexit vote, BFI chief Amanda Neville sought to reassure workers in Yorkshire’s creative sector that she remained ‘confident about the future’ of the UK film and television industries.
Conference report: UK Film Distribution: What’s Changing?
IMG_2083 Nathan Townsend reports from the UK Film Distribution: What’s Changing? event, organised by MeCETES and Creative Europe Desk UK at the Regent Street Cinema, London, 13 June 2016. Few conferences have such an unambiguous title, and the programme succeeded in exploring what it says on the tin, albeit with a more diverse range of European input than the headline suggested.
Film distribution event, London, 13 June
Impression MeCETES and Creative Europe Desk UK present: UK Film Distribution: What’s Changing? A one-day event on the changing nature of UK film distribution 12-5pm, Monday 13 June 2016 Regent Street Cinema, London W1B 2UW Film distribution is changing. The traditional windowing model, whereby films open exclusively in cinemas before they are introduced to the home video market, and thereafter on television, is being undermined by new release strategies.
Conference Report: Promoting cross border circulation
av_conferentie.jpg-copy On March 3-4, 2016, the Dutch Presidency of the European Council organised a major industry conference on ‘Promoting the Cross-border Circulation of European Audiovisual Content’ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tim Raats and Ilse Schooneknaep report. With European audio-visual policy at the crossroads of digitisation and globalisation, the need to re-evaluate current regulation and support mechanisms (including Creative Europe, Digital Single Market, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive) were high on the agenda ...
Conference Report: A New European Film and Television Culture
Roderik Smits in conversation with sales agents and distributors at the MeCETES industry event at the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen on 9 September 2015. Ib Bondebjerg reports on the New European Film and Television Culture: Trends and Challenges conference at the Danish Film Institute, Denmark, September 9, 2015. Following the successful conference last year in connection with the Ostende Film Festival in Belgium, MeCETES organised a new conference this year in Copenhagen. The venue was the Danish Film Institute (DFI) and 158 people from 13 different countries had registered for the conference – people from Denmark, ...
Conference Report: TV Series Now
TV seminar Ib Bondebjerg reports from Creative Europe Denmarks/DFI’s TV Series Now seminar at the Danish Film Institute, June 18, 2015. TV drama is often characterised as ‘the new black’, and certainly there is a strong creative industry focus on TV drama series in the contemporary European media culture. Drama series from US cable and online players have changed the television landscape, leading to a rise in quality, while Scandinavian and other European ...
MEDIA’s impact on European cinema
media-logo Since 1992 the MEDIA programme has been the EU’s signature initative in support of European cinema. Now that MEDIA has been merged into the new Creative Europe programme, Mariana Liz looks back on its aspirations and achievements. After the European Commmission (EC) announced plans to end the MEDIA programme in 2014, over 300 filmmakers from all over Europe, including Wim Wenders, Catherine Breillat and Fatih Akin, signed a letter asking the ...
Europe Urged to Form a Digital Single Market
EYCS press conference 3 At its meeting in Brussels on 25 November, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted conclusions on European audiovisual policy in the digital era. Huw Jones reports. Creating a ‘digital single market’ should be among the top priorities of the new European Commission, a meeting of EU Culture Ministers in Brussels concluded yesterday (Nov 25, 2014). The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, chaired by Italy’s Dario Franceschini, identified the ...
New Narrative for Europe book published
José Manuel Barroso Culture has long been on the European agenda. Yet ideas of ‘European culture’ have either been too abstract or faced opposition from nation-states. Ib Bondebjerg reports on New Narrative for Europe – the latest attempt to define a common European culture. ‘Europe is a state of mind’, ‘the mind and body of Europe’ and ‘Narrative for Europe’ are not phrases you normally think of in connection with the European Commission and ...
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