According to independent production companies, the new law could mean a “death sentence for the Spanish audiovisual industry”.
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More than 350 film and television producers and activists, including Pedro Almodóvar, Paco Lane, Icar Bolan or Antonio Rezin Has signed a manifesto against the audiovisual law that was voted in Congress with the name of the independent producer introduced by the PSOE, which means “The death warrant For the Spanish audiovisual industry as we know it,
The text, issued on the eve of the vote, emphasizes that no “ideological issue” But since the “basic rights”, with technological changes introduced at the last minute by the socialist group in an amendment “It is possible that television or any other operator may produce such material which counts as compliance with the obligation dedicated to the independent producers”.
“This amendment promotes a greater concentration of the industry around the current monopolies (Grupo Atresmedia and Mediaset Espaa) and large multinational platforms and, turns away from the European vision that seeks to guarantee cultural diversity, Promoting the existence of an independent commercial fabric, regulating the audiovisual ecosystem”, they lament.
The manifesto also features the signatures of Lex de la Iglesia, Gerardo Herrero, Maribel Verde, Elvira Lindo, Jorge Guerríchevara, Carolina Bang, Carla Simon, Clara Roquette, Daniel Monzon, Jones and David Truba, Isaki Lacuesta, Gerardo Herrero, Isabel Coixet. Javier Feser, Antonio de la Torre, Leticia Doleira, Santiago Segura, Paz Vega, Benito Zambrano, Fernando Colomo, Augustan Almodóvar and Eduardo Casanova.
According to these filmmakers and workers in the audiovisual sector, TV stations now have a legal obligation to invest 5% of their income in independent production. protect cultural diversity and guarantees the generational renewal of creatives, technicians and actors”, and “turns into independent producers who, by nature, are not”.
They also remember that communication service providers (television and platforms) have, in addition to the windows in which the content is displayed, with the platforms on which they are advertised,
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