The independent producers are at risk of losing € 150 million

While Franck Riester, the minister of Culture, came to defend its draft law on audiovisual activities at the Festival of La Rochelle, he was arrested by the rep

The independent producers are at risk of losing € 150 million

While Franck Riester, the minister of Culture, came to defend its draft law on audiovisual activities at the Festival of La Rochelle, he was arrested by the representatives of the independent producers. Thomas Anargyros, president of THERE (Union of audiovisual production) begins by commending the bill. "Producers will welcome the government's willingness to transpose the directive audiovisual media Services and to make the platforms in the financing of the cultural exception. But, in the state, this reform would be a missed opportunity."

As a point crystallizes the tensions. The project plans to apply to independent producers to negotiate with the audiovisual groups on the level of the share left in the first. And in the case of non-agreement, the government will amend the decree Tasca, which lays down that 75% of the independent production to bring it back to 50%. "Why ask us to renegotiate with the channels so that in four years, we have already ...

Updated Date: 16 September 2019, 00:00

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