European Audiovisual Observatory conference
4 februari 2020 | 11:30 – 15:00
TV & film production in Europe:The State of Independence? Join us in Brussels next month for a free public conference on the state of independent film and TV production in Europe! Together with an expert panel and you, the audience, we will be zooming in on the challenges and chances for European “indies”. See you in Brussels!
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 12.00 – 15.00 (networking lunch from 11.45 – 13.00)
Venue: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU Rue Wiertz 77, Brussels, Belgium
How is the independent film and TV production sector in Europe shaping up? For this year’s Brussels conference, we’ve chosen to focus on the “indies” and the challenges for the audiovisual sector of an ever-tilting playing field with changing rules and new and powerful players.
This year we’ll be asking:
- What does “independent” actually mean nowadays?
- What is the role and what are the challenges faced by independent TV and film producers in Europe today?
- Can European and national regulation stimulate independent film and TV production in Europe?
Confirmed speakers include Carolina Lorenzon, Director of International Affairs at Mediaset, Carlos Gerstenhauer, Commissioning Editor for fiction from Bayerischer Rundfunk, Alexandra Lebret, Director General of the European Producers’ Club, Anna Herold, Head of Unit, Audiovisual and Media Policy at the European Commission, Renate Doerr, responsible for Regulatory and European Affairs at ZDF, Jérôme Dechesne Deputy General Manager of the USPA (Union Syndicale de la Production Audiovisuelle) and Jérémie Kessler, Responsible for European Affairs at the French CNC.
Our conference is open to all media professionals, institutional representatives, journalists and academics interested in this subject. Conference language is English.