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Rencontres Cinématographiques in Dijon, France where the cinema industry meets to discuss digital regulation and financial support for creation

October 15, 2014

On October 16-18th, 2014 will take place the 24th edition of the Rencontres Cinématographiques in Dijon, France gathering about 600 professionals of the cinema industry  – including movie makers, distributors, operators, producers but also professionals from TV, the Internet and the public sector. They will meet and discuss the current economic and cultural stakes of the movie and broadcasting industry.

The debate on this Friday October 17th will be on the Internet regulations and the way they can safeguarding at best cultural diversity. How regulations can go hand in hand with new media and movie habits and ensure financial support for creation?

The digital age for culture means for movies overexposure but also questions their economic viability. In a general way it is the whole economic model that is questioned and it implies cultural and economic stakes.

There is a multiplication of offers: linear ones (DTT developing), non linear and legal ones (VOD and SVOD growing) and even illegal ones (movies hacking) when production costs stay the same and movies still need a very high level of investment. As a consequence, it leads to a significant decrease of films economic value as their commercial life span is notably reduced. At the same time, TV channels – the main investor in cinema – have less revenue and given the proportional principle of legislation they invest less in cinema production. And more than that, the decline of traditional video market is not counterbalanced by VOD market, while the new economic players – that is to say distributors: internet service providers, cables and satellites – become the most important ones.

Can regulations be established to allow digital economic growth and its capacity to support the movies creation and production? Here is the vast topic that key players of the cinema industry will discuss on Friday.

“What regulations can still slow down culture and cinema depreciation ?” (debate in French) Rencontres Cinématographiques, Dijon, Friday October 17th 2014, 9.00-12.00 AM

Debate hosted by Pascal Rogard (SACD Managing Director) Participants : Rodolphe Belmer (CANAL+Group Managing Director), Frédérique Bredin (CNC President),  Nicolas Colin (Co-author of the Report on digital tax system), Maxime Lombardini (Illiad/ Free Managing Director) et Olivier Schrameck (CSA President).

Fleur Pellerin Minister of Culture and Communication will close the debate.

Find out more :

Watch on live the Rencontres Cinématographiques debates (in French)

The opening speech of Olivier Schrameck, CSA President (in French) for the seminar " L’audiovisuel, enjeu économique", on October 2nd 2014 ( in French)

Listen to the podcasts ( in French) of the Vivoice webradio cast about the topics « La diversité culturelle à l’ère du numérique», on air on May 30, 2013 and

Listen to the podcast ( in French) of the Vivoice webradio cast on the topic « Qui finance la création à l’ère du numérique ?» on air on April 25, 2013


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