European Film, TV Bodies Unite to Call for Action in Tackling ‘Profound’ Coronavirus Crisis

Published on Apr 08, 2020

Over 50 European film and TV organizations have issued a joint statement this morning calling for E.U. and member state decision-makers to take urgent action to safeguard the future of the sectors in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The statement has been co-signed by 51 organizations and companies including producers’ alliance Pact, the International Union of Cinemas (Unic), the Mpa’s Europe, Middle East & Africa arm, the Film Distributor’s Association, the International Federation of Film Producers (Fiapf), the Premier League, the Independent Film & Television Alliance, and the International Video Federation (IVF).

The timing of the joint statement is significant as it comes just ahead of a video conference this afternoon between E.U. ministers of culture and media on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the culture and creative sectors.

The statement says it wants action to follow in the footsteps of initial emergency measures announced at national level,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Tim Dams