CANNES: The European Film Agency Directors, EFADs, has issued a statement calling on the European Commission, Parliament and Council to promote and preserve cultural diversity and territoriality.
The statement expresses EFADs’ concern that actions undertaken by the European Union will undermine cultural diversity, contractual freedom and territorial exclusivity.
EFADs, which is composed of film agencies representing 31 European countries, works toward the goal of increasing circulation and access to European films.
In the statement, Peter Dinges, President of EFADs, said: “One of the key objectives of the EFADs is to ensure Europe remains one of the world’s most culturally diverse collection of nations but the actions being taken by the Commission and more recently the Parliament could accidently jeopardise this. We want to work with the European institutions to help achieve our common aim and adopt solutions which are in the interests of the European industry and audiences, and in the spirit of the EU Treaties.”
Click HERE to read the full statement and HERE for EFADs press release.