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The number of European films making it from cinema to VOD is 2.6 times higher than the number of US films

European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report on theatrical and VOD release of films in Europe
Strasbourg, France 03 November 2020
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The number of European films making it from cinema to VOD is 2.6 times higher than the number of US films

Download “From Cinema to VOD – 2020 Edition” here

A new European Audiovisual Observatory report looks at how many films released in European cinemas since 1996 made it to Video-On-Demand. The report illustrates the complex relationships between the release of films in cinemas and on VOD.  Author Gilles Fontaine, Head of the Observatory’s Department for Market Information, underlines that this relationship is one of “cooperation rather than competition: Cinema boosts VOD presence, while VOD opens up new markets to less successful films.”
Overall, a majority (56%) of European films released in cinemas between 1996 and 2020 were available on VOD in May 2020. Compared to US films, that’s a smaller share. But as there are many more European films than US films on release in cinemas, in absolute values, the number of European films which made it from cinemas to VOD is 2.6 times higher than the number of US films.
 

 

The interplay between cinema and VOD release seems to be twofold: 

  • on the one hand a film released in cinemas (i.e. promoted by a cinema release) in a given country is more likely to be present in VOD in the same country; 
  • on the other hand, films with a limited number of cinema admissions were often theatrically released in a very limited number of territories. The VOD release (when they get one) brings additional territories to the film.


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Diversity and inclusion in the European audiovisual industries: both on and off-screen

Workshop 10 December 2020.

Highlights

  • Session 1 - “Diversity and inclusion off-screen” will examine under-representation behind the camera. What is the situation off-screen? How inclusive is the world of film and television? Themes include equal employment conditions and  training opportunities for minority and under-represented groups.
  • Session 2 - “Diversity and inclusion on-screen” will discuss about how to promote inclusion and non-discrimination on screen/air. Themes include best practices for measuring the perception of D&I on screen/air, how film funds encourage broader on-screen diversity, and broadcaster long-term strategies for promoting D&I on air. 

Presentations

Session 1-  D&I Off-screen

UK diversity data: methods and results: Amy Turton, Project Manager, Creative Diversity Network, Diamond

 The gender pay gap: good practices against inequality: Pauline Durand-Vialle, CEO, FERA - Federation of European Screen Directors

 Highlights from the “Good Practice Handbook”: Daphne Tepper, Director, UNI Europa

Session 2 - D&I on-screen

 Introduction: Sophie Valais, Senior Legal Analyst, EAO

 Promoting D&I on-air: a comprehensive and long-term strategy: Miranda Wayland, Head of Creative Diversity at BBC

 Assessing the perception of diversity on TV: the CSA Barometer: Géraldine Van Hille, Head of Department for Social Cohesion Missions, CSA, France

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