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On the occasion of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival the Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2018. After three years of above average levels, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the EU decreased by 3.0% to 955 million tickets sold.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new European film report
Research suggests that co-production films travel better than their national equivalents, crossing borders and reaching more international audiences. But co-productions can be risky. This report looks at the legal safeguards and frameworks which provide some ground rules for co-productions in Europe
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report about the regulation of on-line media services
Regulating media services in this digital world ‘sans frontiers’ is an extremely complex challenge. High time, then, for our latest up-date on where media legislation stands.
Independent producers’ coordinator takes over European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee Chair
The Advisory Committee of the Observatory has a new Chair. Elena Lai, Secretary General of the European Coordination of Independent TV Producers (CEPI), takes over from Johannes Studinger, Deputy Director of UNI-EUROPA, who held the position from 2015 – 2018.
The Strasbourg-based Observatory, has been providing facts and figures on the film, television and video industries in Europe since 1992. Each January a different Observatory member country takes over the yearly rotating Presidency. In 2018 the Presidency was held by France.
Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.
Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.
Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.