The European Commission has launched a public consultation as the first step of a review of the criteria used to apply EU state aid rules to Member States’ financial support for making and distributing films.
The current http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52001DC0534:EN:NOT Cinema Communication setting out the State aid assessment criteria applicable to support for producing films and audiovisual works, is now 10 years old. In this sense, the Commission stated that “a number of different trends have emerged since the 2001 Cinema Communication” and pointed out to the need for a revision.
The consultation is open until 30 September 2011.
You can access the consultation page on: http://ec.europa.eu/competition/consultations/2011_state_aid_films/index_en.html