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.
In a letter to EU leaders, FSE president Carolin Otto expresses her deep concern about the erosion of democracy in some countries of Europe, the regular attacks on the rule of law of the European Union and the consequences for artistic freedom and freedom of the media.
94 organisations from Europe’s CCS are uniting to alert EU leaders: our sector needs strong & systemic support measures to recover from this crisis.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.