The Voice of Screenwriters in Europe

The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) brings together 26 screenwriters’ organisations from 21 European countries. It represents more than 7,000 professional screenwriters.

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Joint Statement : Private Copying Compensation Under Attack

2020.10.06

Some of the world’s biggest consumer device manufacturers are aggressively targeting the Visegrad Four countries to weaken national legislation or application of the existing legal framework on private copying. EU organisations and unions representing authors, performers, publishers and creative workers call on governments and EU decision-makers to take a firm stand against this new attempt to undermine a system that has long benefitted European creators, culture and society.

Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture.

2020.06.18

94 organisations from Europe’s CCS are uniting to alert EU leaders: our sector needs strong & systemic support measures to recover from this crisis.

FSE President Carolin Otto calls on EU Culture Ministers to put arts, culture & creativity at the centre of our recovery.

2020.05.14

“As screenwriters we know the essential role which culture and the arts play, and will continue to play, in each of the member states as we construct and reconstruct our identity as citizens and as Europeans.”

Investing in our culture is investing in our future.

2020.05.11

More than 80 signatories from the Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 FSE newsletters

2020.04.17

Regular review of various initiatives taken to tackle Covid-19 crisis in the audiovisual and cultural sectors, based on news from FSE member guilds, film funds, authors’ organisations in Europe and worldwide, newspapers, etc.

Joint Film and Audiovisual Sector COVID-19 Statement

2020.04.08

The audiovisual sector could play a major role in the healing and recovery process after the COVID-19 worldwide crisis – but only if its basic infrastructure can be saved. 98 organizations & companies call for urgent financial support now and in the months to come.

Fighting the global COVID-19 crisis in the film and TV production sector

2020.04.02

FSE signed joint call for urgent action to sustain TV and film industry in face of Covid-19. With Animation in Europe, CEPI, EUROCINEMA, FIA, FIAPF, FERA and UNI MEI.

Authors’ Organisations Joint Statement on COVID-19 Crisis

2020.03.26

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages our societies, including the cultural and creative sectors, authors’ organizations stand in solidarity with all those affected by the virus and we support measures taken to contain it.

Being a screenwriter: a real job, not a hobby!

2019.11.29

FSE member guild representing screenwriters in Italy, WGI-Writers Guild Italia, denounces the deterioration of contractual conditions in a press release published on 25 November.

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