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Safeguarding Cultural Diversity on Europe’s Screens
my-struggle-being-a-black-woman-filmmaker-in-white-hollywood-body-image-1456437423 Following on from the European Screens Conference, MeCETES has invited speakers to write a blog about their conference paper. Here, Holly Aylett examines how the arrival of US on-demand services like Netflix poses challenges for European cultural diversity. Business models are evolving fast for the audio visual industry. Opportunities are opening up at a speed, which makes it hard to imagine the future.
Conference Report: Stakeholder in the Digital Single Market
EC Vice President Andrus Ansip speaking at DSM debate in Copenhagen. Photo: Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen EC Vice President Andrus Ansip recently visited the Danish Film Institute to discuss the European Commission’s latest proposals for the Digital Single Market. Nina Vindum Rasmussen reports. “I’m not fighting with you. I’m fighting FOR you,” the European Commission’s Andrus Ansip assured a room full of industry stakeholders at the Danish Film Institute on 16 September 2016. Ansip’s visit to Copenhagen took place just two days after the Commission unveiled ...
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 ...
Tim Raats at Oxford Media Convention
Tim Raats Tim Raats in panel on the future of European television production at Oxford Media Convention On Wednesday 2nd of March, Tim Raats joined a panel on the future of original production in the Digital Single Market at the Oxford Media Convention. This conference, hosted by the left-leaning think tank IPPR attracted over 300 professionals. Secretary of State John Whittingdale, Rona Fairhead (chair of the BBC Trust) and Sir David Clementi ...
The European audio-visual landscape: enabling cultural diversity
Netflix MeCETES Project Leader Andrew Higson on the role film and television drama can play in enabling cultural diversity in Europe. The European audio-visual landscape is a complex space in which a variety of agents jostle for control. Creative control depends, on the one hand, on the creative talent: directors, producers, showrunners, writers. On the other hand, it is circumscribed by the interests of public and private funders, broadcasting executives, commissioners, sales ...
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, ...
Interview with Ib Bondebjerg
Ib2 Professor Emeritus Ib Bondebjerg MeCETES Copenhagen team leader Professor Ib Bondebjerg gave an interview with the Nordisk Film & TV Fond on the MeCETES project. Ib Bondebjerg, who was recently made Professor Emeritus after a distinguished 45 year academic career, discussed the recent MeCETES conference ‘A ...
Concerns over digital single market dominate Cannes
Cannes Cannes isn’t just the place to see the latest films or spot Hollywood stars. It is also a key forum for debate about the future of the European film industry. Ilse Schooneknaep reports on the hot topics at this year’s festival. By the end of 2016, Netflix will be a fully global player, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told film executives gathering for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.  Speaking at ...
MeCETES at the SCMS 2015 Conference Montreal
montreat2015-e1426619944728 The MeCETES team presented at this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their panel, entitled ‘United in Diversity?’, presented case-studies of current European strategies for targeting transnational film and television audiences. Ilse Schooneknaep (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) examined how policymakers are responding to the digital audio-visual market, focusing on the debate surrounding the European Union’s proposed Digital Single Market, which aims to boost the ...
Digital Single Market will offer more choice, says EU Commissioner
Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Huw Jones reports on the European Commission’s Berlinale Conference “Innovating European Film Business Models: Thinking Outside the National Box”, held at the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, February 9, 2015 The formation of a Digital Single Market will offer European consumers more choice, EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger told film industry professionals during a visit to the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Günther H.
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