Berlin: MPAA Stands By Europe’s Industries on Digital Single Market

The Motion Picture Association of America is standing by European movie-TV industries’ strong concerns to a Digital Single Market, Christopher Dodd, MPAA chairman-CEO said Monday in Berlin.

“One size sometimes does not fit all,” he added, describing conversations between European and global industry reps as “moving in a good direction” but still requiring caution, and underscoring how MPAA members form an integral part of Europe’s film and TV industries in production and distribution. One example: Til Schweiger’s “Head Full of Honey,” which grossed $62.5 million in Germany last year, was co-produced and distributed by Warner Bros.

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Law firm Greenberg Traurig had hoped Oettinger would deliver a key speech Monday afternoon on the Digital Single Market, however Oettinger was caught up celebrating the European Media Program’s 25th anniversary. Clarity on the commisison’s DSM plans will have to wait.

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