So far, 5,000 directors, writers, technicians, producers, distributors, exhibitors across Europe have already expressed their concern about the cultural exception being called into question.
Eurocinéma, Europa Cinemas, Europa Distribution, Europa International, FIAD, SAA and UNIC regret that the European Commission has refused until now to pay attention to the significant rallying of the European film industry and continues to maintain a dangerous position for the future of culture in Europe.
These European organizations encourage Member States and European leaders to take into account the issues and risks such a large negotiation mandate holds for cultural diversity.
They also call on MEPs to adopt the draft opinion as it exists today. This draft opinion, voted in the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, excludes the cultural and audiovisual sectors from the future trade negotiation between the United States and the European Union.
Eurocinéma, Europa Cinemas, Europa Distribution, Europa International, FIAD, SAA and UNIC hope that the scheduled vote in plenary session on May 22 will confirm this important step for the preservation of the cultural exception.