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 the European TV and movie businesses 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.
For more TV and film data from Europe, visit the Observatory.