Concluding the meeting, Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Information Society and Media, congratulated the members for a “highly energetic and extraordinary organization” and that the study prepared by Europa Distribution “would become an important document for the future talks to be held in Portugal” and “would be helpful to national governments in resolving specific problems concerning distribution.”
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Meeting with European Distributors
Within the framework of the 5th edition of Europe Day, a meeting between the representatives of the European distributors network – which is made up of close to 50 distributors from 18 countries - and Viviane Reding with other ministers was organized. The association, Europa Distribution, created in March 2006 at the bidding of independent French distributors, was officially launched at the Cannes Festival in May 2006. Members were able to speak out and confirm their ambitions in view of the digital age and the saturation of American cinema by seeking concerted actions and putting into place new strategies for VOD. Furthermore, they have created a web site that is a platform for the exchange of information and experiences, and they emphasized the importance of collaboration and interaction between the different independent distributors in Europe.