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Latest press releases

European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report on copyright licensing rules in the European Union

28 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

The application of copyright rules attached to audiovisual works and their exploitation along the value chain are becoming increasingly complex. This new and very timely copyright report provides a pathfinder’s thread through European copyright rules.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on the gender of directors and screenwriters in European film and audiovisual fiction.

Women represent less than one film director out of four in Europe

31 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

This report provides an assessment of the gender imbalance among directors and screenwriters in Europe, looking at both feature films and audiovisual fiction series.

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New mapping report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

How does Europe define the nationality of a film or TV programme?

19 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

Nationality is key for the eligibility both to financing through film funds and for investment and share obligations of public and private AVMS providers. This report aims to provide a complete picture of the rules defining the nationality of an AV work in Europe.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its cinema figures for 2019

EU box office topped 1 billion admissions and EUR 7.2 billion GBO in 2019

18 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Observatory has published its annual cinema round-up for 2019. An initial overview of the first half of 2020 is planned after the summer. These figures are taken from the 2020 edition of FOCUS – World Film Market Trends, which is prepared annually for the Marché du Film.

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European Audiovisual Observatory announces COVID-19 documentary and live expert chat at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film online

11 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

What are the effects of COVID-19 on the film, TV and VOD industries? Join us at the Cannes Marché du Film online for our documentary and live expert chat on Tuesday 23 June from 17.00 – 18.00 (CET). This is a public online event open to all. Registration information in the article.

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022

The European cinema sector - diverging paths? - 20 May 2023

FOCUS 2023: Key Trends in the Film Sector - 19 May 2023



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