Deadline for feedback on Cinema Communication extended as EU plans criticised by almost 70 European film funds.

The European film industry has been given an additional four weeks – until June 28 - to submit its views about the European Commission’s proposed Cinema Communication on state support measures for the film industry.

After announcing on April 30 that there would be a third and final public consultation on the draft Communication, competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia had originally set a deadline of May 28 for comments to be submitted.
But the film industry was occupied with the Cannes Film Festival throughout May, where European film-makers mobilised forces to lobby for the retention of the cultural exception in the forthcoming EU-US free trade talks.

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