In a joint declaration on Brexit and the EU Audiovisual sector adopted on 31st October 2018, European employers’ organisations (EBU, FIAPF, CEPI) and trade union federations (EFJ, FIA, FIM and EURO-MEI) express their grave concern about the potential threat to the Audiovisual industry posed by Brexit. The declaration calls on the negotiators on both sides to ensure that the interests of the Audiovisual industry across the EU and the UK be protected in the current negotiations.
The declaration calls for existing co-production agreements to be protected, and the UK to remain a party to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production to protect the UK/EU Film industries. The signatories also call upon negotiators on both sides to ensure that audiovisual industry workers are able to work across the EU and the UK post Brexit with minimum administrative burdens. The declaration calls for support for the widest circulation to each market for audiovisual works in full respect of the principle of territoriality, safeguarding the intellectual property rights of all concerned rightsholders.
The full declaration and a research study of the European Parliament on “Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the Regulatory Environment” can be downloaded here: