THE FEDERATION OF SPANISH CINEMA FILM DISTRIBUTORS, FEDICINE, IS A NON-PROFIT ENTITY THAT ENCOURAGES THE DEFENSE AND REPRESENTATION OF THE INTERESTS OF THE FILM DISTRIBUTION SECTOR IN SPANISH TERRITORY BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIONS AND TO OTHER ASSOCIATIONS, AGENTS AND PLAYERS OF THE SECTOR.
Fedicine was founded as a professional association, depositing its statutes in the Register of the Ministry of Labor, on February 11, 1988.
Its governing bodies are the General Assembly, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the President, elected by its members for four-year terms.
Since January 2012, Estela Artacho García-Moreno is the President of FEDICINE, who also holds the position of General Director.
FEDICINE IS CONSTITUTED BY TWO ASSOCIATIONS
National Association of Spanish Cinema/Film Distributors and Importers.
Association of National Cinema/Film Distributors and Importers.
FEDICINE IS PARTNER AND/OR COLLABORATES WITH:
LA COALICIÓN DE CREADORES E INDUSTRIAS DE CONTENIDOS
The Coalition of Creators and Content Industries brings together almost the entire digital content industry in Spain. A sector that, as a whole, contributes more than 5% to the national GDP. All the associations share the defense of intellectual property rights in the digital field, and the need to promote initiatives that put an end to the plunder that the piracy of cultural contents causes.
The Coalition struggles both to defend the creation, promoting actions to avoid the infringement of intellectual property rights on the Internet, as well as to promote the development of the legal offer of content.
LA UNIÓN DE ASOCIACIONES EMPRESARIALES DE LA INDUSTRIA CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA
Created in July the 24th, 2012, the Union of Business Associations of the Spanish Cultural Industry represents 2,130 companies and over 43,000 jobs, channeling the concern of all the associated companies for the rise of the cultural VAT in 13 points, going from 8 to 21%.
The executive committee of The Union consists of APM, FAETEDA, A.R.T.E., FAPAE, FEDICINE and FECE
The International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations (FIAD) gathers national organisations of film distribution companies. Distributors are the lynchpin of the film value chain, helping to connect filmmakers with finance and finished films with wide-ranging audiences. Effective distribution is vital to Europe’s diverse film culture and film industry in a digital era of abundant media supply. FIAD’s members operate in 14 countries where they cover 90 to 100 percent of the theatrical market.
MPA Europe is the international voice of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), one of the country’s strongest and most vibrant industries – the American motion picture, home video and television industry-. We aspire to advance the business and the art of filmmaking and celebrate its enjoyment through our commercial and regional office in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Our members are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The EMEA office of the MPA, based in Brussels, was opened in 1995. It represents the interests of the motion picture and television industry in an incredibly diverse market. Back then, a key priority for the MPA office was to strengthen relationships with Europe’s national creative sectors. Today, the MPA firmly believes that strong national film industries and enthusiastic film-going audiences benefit all filmmakers in Europe. The European and US entertainment industries have a common goal: promoting and protecting the creative sectors, the talent that is at their core, and the millions of jobs they support.
The Brussels office’s principal areas of activity include:
- work on legislative and regulatory issues at the European and national levels
- development and implementation of content protection strategies
- coordination of region-wide content protection activities in coordination with some seventeen national partners
- advocating the development and respect of digital rights management
- collaboration with other rights holder groups to promote intellectual property rights
- negotiation and administration of collective management agreements