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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 ...
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 ...
Report Highlights Benefits of Day-and-date Releases
00274ba4_medium European cinema-owners are resistant to day-and-date releasing. Yet a new report suggests simultaneous VOD distribution may make certain films more accessible to the public. Huw Jones reports. Ken Loach films are often a big draw for European cinemagoers. But when the veteran British director released his latest documentary, The Spirit of ’45, in September 2013, audiences in Italy and Spain didn’t even have to leave their sofas to catch ...
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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