The Association of French Film Realisateurs/Producteurs (ARP) have warmly welcomed President Macron’s recent commitment to cultural sovereignty. ARP calls for the immediate transposition of the 2018 EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the 2019 Copyright directive into French law. This way they say will best reinforce the diversity and independence of French and European creation.
Furthermore they call for a far greater protection for the French/European film archive that could be better exploited abroad. Stronger public service broadcasting and the fight against piracy should also be top of the political agenda, ARP says.