In common with many other creative industries, the film industry now operates as part of a worldwide content market. Digital technology has made this possible by reshaping not only how films are made, but how they reach their audience.
To respond to these challenges, the Council of Europe opens for signature today a new Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production. The opening ceremony will take place during the 46th edition of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (De Doelen - Juarriaanse zaal, 17h15).
This new Convention builds on the success story of the 1992 European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, and provides an updated legal and financial framework for producers from different countries wishing to co-operate on the production of a film.
The revised Convention will be opened for signature by Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, Jet Bussemaker.
The countries participating in the signature ceremony are the host country, the Netherlands, together with Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.