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EDN Meeting at the European Parliament 2018

September 27, 2018. European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Within the framework of the "Media & Society" initiative, EDN will meet members of the European Parliament in order to discuss the preliminary results of an extensive survey on the state of the documentary industry. The session, organized by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Rebecca Harms and EDN, will be attended by several invited MEP's, EDN director Paul Pauwels and representatives of the Media & Society study group.


The meeting at the European Parliament will focus on the challenges and opportunities that the documentary film sector is currently facing. Based on the findings of EDN's "Media and Society" survey that had previously been conducted by EDN, the session will allow EU policy makers to gain insights into the current state of the documentary film industry, which entails topics such as the financing and distribution of documentary films, their cultural impact on our societies and many other related fields that were subject of the EDN survey. The rise of new platforms and business models in the film sector, including related challenges and opportunities, will also be touched upon during the meeting.

The first results of the "Media and Society" combine facts and figures from a broad spectrum of industry players and stakeholders, including broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, producers, directors and many others who are part of the value chain of the documentary industry.

 

More information about the initiative "Media & Society - European Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape" is available here.