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12 January 2010 à 18:55

Paris welcomes Spanish industry professionals

The 3rd Franco-Spanish Film Meetings will be held January 12 and 13, 2010, in the salons of the Grand Hotel in Paris.

This event, which will be attended by more than 150 participants from France and Spain, will be officially opened by Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, president of Unifrance, Véronique Cayla, president of the CNC, and Ignasi Guardans, Executive Director of the ICAA - Instituto de la cinematografía y de las artes audiovisuales.
These professional meetings come at a particularly eventful time in the movie industry, following the recent adoption of a new audiovisual industry law in Spain, the implementation of the Hadopi law in France, with active discussions currently underway about combating piracy in Spain, and the recent presentation of the Zelnik Report to the French Culture Minister.
These subjects will no doubt add fuel to the many discussions programmed at the event:
- A report on the current situation for the French and Spanish theatrical markets, with speakers from the CNC, the ICAA (Spanish Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute), and the FAPAE (Spanish Producers' Association);
- An update on lawful content offers and the fight against piracy, discussing in particular the new French Hadopi law for Internet copyright protection that offers a proportional solution to Internet piracy with an educational focus;
- Developments in film finance, including two debates, on international sales and the television industry;
- An update on Franco-Spanish co-productions, referring to two existing co-productions as examples for discussion;
- A presentation of two funding schemes for foreign co-productions: the Ibermédia and Fonds Sud schemes.

A co-production market will give French and Spanish producers the chance to forge links with new potential partners and to present their latest projects to all participants.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 20 January 2010 à 18:55 CET

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