Magazine article Screen International

Spanish Producers Association Controversially Suggests New Finance System

Magazine article Screen International

Spanish Producers Association Controversially Suggests New Finance System

Article excerpt

Pedro Pérez, president of producers association, asks government that "cinema finances cinema."

A press conference this morning in San Sebastian has created controversy in the Spanish cinema industry.

Pedro Pérez [pictured], president of FAPAE (the producers association) has said that "public funds should get out of the state's general budget as it occurs in France or Germany. Cinema should fund cinema", he said.

This new model proposed by FAPAE signifies a big change in the traditional system for financing Spanish films, until now dependent of the budget of ICAA, the government body for cinema. This announcement comes days after some unofficial sources assured that Government had plans to eliminate the "recoveries funds," given by the state after films are released, according to a film's box office results. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.