The good news is that following a fascinating conference last year called, “Show me the Money”, the European Audiovisual Observatory is taking a look at the symbiotic relationship between television and cinema on May 15 at 3pm. Although this is from a European perspective, the co-production environment means that all sides of the movie business are concerned.
More specifically, the conference will ask:
- How does television contribute towards financing film production?
- What sort of showcase does television represent for films?
- What are the legal obligations for television to invest in film?
Expect presentations on:
- Film scheduling on traditional and pay-TV channels in Europe: Who’s showing the most movies?
- The success of film on TV in Europe : What’s the success rate ?
- The role of broadcasters in the financing of film funds: How important is TV money to film funds?
- Broadcaster’s legal obligations to invest in film production: What’s law got to do with it?
- Box office trends in 2010: Which impact did 3D have on cinema markets?
These will be followed by a panel discussion on the possible evolution of the relationship between film and television; the AVMS Directive as a means of promoting European film; investment obligations of the various partners and the evolution of exploitation windows.
Taking part on the panel moderated by Michael Gubbins, author and consultant :
– Pascal Rogard, Director of the SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques, France)
– Martin Moszkowicz, Chairman of the European Producers’ Club
– Pascaline Gineste, Director for Regulatory and European Affairs, CANAL +
– Ivan Hronec, CEO Film Europe s.r.o
– Carolina Lorenzon, Director International Affairs, MEDIASET (tbc)
– Emilia Sawicka, Marketing Manager Telewizja Polska S.A.
The event is slated for the Bunuel room, but it’s best to check on the day. Invitations from firstname.lastname@example.org.