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Legislation / Germany

Netflix forced to pay the German film levy

Netflix forced to pay the German film levy

The streaming service’s lawsuit has been thrown out by the European Court of Justice  

31/05/2018 | Legislation | Germany/Europe

UCI hits back over film law

Exhibition giant UCI (United Cinemas International Multiplex) has decided to appeal against last February’s ruling by the German Federal Administrative Court which greenlighted the German Film...  

03/06/2011 | Legislation | Germany

Federal Administrative Court approves Film Funding Law

Federal Administrative Court approves Film Funding Law

Germany’s highest administrative authority (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) has greenlighted the FFG (Filmförderungsgesetz), the controversial Film Funding Law that shook the foundations of the FFA...  

01/03/2011 | Legislation | Germany

German parliament approves German Film Law reform

At the start of the year, the federal government announced its intention to change some of the controversial points of the German Film Law (Filmförderungsgesetz), several of which had been...  

14/07/2010 | Legislation | Germany

New horizons for French/German co-productions

Under the direction of François Hurard (CNC) and Peter Dinges (FFA), the Franco-German commission met for the first time at the 57th Berlinale. The 30-strong member commission studied a possible...  

22/02/2007 | Legislation | Germany/France

New copyright rules

Changes to the regulations on authors’ rights in Germany have come into effect from September 13. The new copyright rules have been introduced as a reaction to the technological developments of...  

15/09/2003 | Legislation | Germany

In support of production

The Filmförderunganstalt BG , Germany's Film Production Institute, will see its film production budget increased by 40 per cent to Euros64.7m. The announcement was made after the German federal...  

04/06/2003 | Legislation | Germany

A proposal to relaunch cinema

Minister calls for more money for FFA, higher contributions from German TV and easier access to funding for producers  

04/04/2003 | Legislation | Germany