Countries throughout the world are increasingly competing to attract major international productions – in particular Hollywood blockbusters – due to multiplier effect on domestic economies and the…
By Elsa Keslassy PARIS— European industry players have gotten their happy ending: The European Commission has finally reupped film subsidies and preserved territorial obligations following 18 months…
PARIS–France is openings its arms even wider to Hollywood and other foreign shoots. After keeping the French industry on edge for over six months, the European Commission has finally greenlit a major…
PARIS — In a major, yet anticipated turnaround, Gaul’s National Film Board (CNC) prexy Eric Garandeau has been axed. The French government has appointed fellow Socialist Frederique Bredin to take…
A petition that wants film and TV industries excluded from trade talks between the European Union and the U.S. — known as the "cultural exception" — has reached 5,000 names. It includes filmmakers…
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BRUSSELS — European governments are free to continue using public coin to woo Hollywood productions now that regulators have withdrawn a threat to cap the use of subsidies as bait. A complicated…
The bitter battle between Europe's studios to lure big U.S. shoots has claimed a large scalp: Spain's $380 million Ciudad de la Luz.
With two sales agreements announced on Wednesday, Universal Music Group finally completed the long, European Commission-mandated divestment process following its acquisition of EMI's recorded music…
European film industryites can breathe easily again, at least for now: the European Union's exec body, the European Commission, has postponed its revision of the Cinema Communication regulations…