FERA, FSE and UNI MEI hold joint project third and final prospective webinar “2019 Copyright Directive transposition: Making the new European production landscape sustainable for audiovisual authors”
As part of FERA, FSE and UNI-MEI joint project “Strengthening Collective Bargaining for Audiovisual Creators”, webinar “2019 Copyright Directive transposition: Making the new European production landscape sustainable for audiovisual authors” gathered 58 participants in 21 countries from the FERA and FSE networks on March 14, 2023.
Following opening remarks by FSE President Caroline Otto, FSE Executive Officer David Kavanagh welcomed the European Audiovisual Observatory Head of the Department for Market Information Gilles Fontaine for an overview of the changing landscape for film and TV production in Europe.
In an enlightening and thought-provoking presentation (available here), he highlighted the multi-faceted impact of the audiovisual sector progressive adaptation to the digital era, the rise of new competitors and new investments in content as well as the transformations they triggered for both TV and cinema production – while raising the key issue of the long-term sustainability of these new trends and looking into possible future developments, taking into account the rise of AI technology.
Experts and representatives of FERA and FSE’s networks had the opportunity to discuss this prospective presentation with Gilles Fontaine in an in-depth exchange moderated by FERA CEO Pauline Durand-Vialle and FSE Executive Officer David Kavanagh.
The second session “How the new production landscape affects European audiovisual authors? What future for European audiovisual creation?” brought in the perspectives of screenwriters, directors and producers, highlighting common ground for professionals involved in the creative segment of the audiovisual value chain in these changing times. The panel discussion, moderated by Bill Anderson, British director and FERA Chair of the board, featured Jérôme Dechesne, CEPI Board member and USPA Délégué général adjoint (France) and Marianne Wendt, German screenwriter.
With the support of the European Commission: