Position Papers

The Global Cinema Federation has published five position papers on key areas of concern and interest to cinema operators worldwide which will guide the Federation in its efforts to advocate and educate on these issues on behalf of cinema operators around the world.

Theatrical Exclusivity

The Global Cinema Federation will be guided by the following principles when addressing exclusivity issues:

  1. Cinema owners give top priority to maintaining the period of the theatrical exclusivity.
  2. The theatrical window is an integral part of the commercial terms between exhibitors and distributors.
  3. A surprise launch of a short theatrical window will be regarded as unfair and unacceptable business behaviour.

 

For more information, please download the full position paper via the links below.

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International Trade and Investment

The Global Cinema Federation will be guided by the following principles when addressing international trade and investment issues:

  1. Value of free international trade and investment into the cinema sector.
  2. Sharing of information on local regulations and practices that impact on foreign trade and investments.
  3. Where appropriate, support local/regional advocacy that focuses on promoting international trade and investment into cinema through research and information- sharing.

 

For more information, please download the full position paper via the links below.

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Movie Theft

The Global Cinema Federation will be guided by the following principles when addressing movie theft issues:

  1. Movie theft has long been a significant threat to our industry, and technology advances have increased that threat dramatically. However, box office losses to illegal movie copies are not inevitable.
  2. Movie exhibitors are the “front line” of preventing in-theatre camcording, the source of most illegal copies accessed during a movie’s theatrical run.
  3. Cinemas are also the voice of the industry to consumers, with the ability to build awareness of the cost of movie theft.

 

For more information, please download the full position paper via the links below.

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Music Rights

The Global Cinema Federation will be guided by the following principles when addressing music rights issues:

  1. The long-term goal is to remove entirely the need for cinemas to enter into licence arrangements with, and make royalty payments in respect of music rights to, Performing Rights Organisations; this is however hampered by legal and structural challenges.
  2. In the interim, the Global Cinema Federation will support efforts to secure material reductions in existing tariffs, by sharing information and deploying both (i) factual data about rates in other territories; and (ii) tactics and legal and economic arguments which have succeeded in other territories.

 

For more information, please download the full position paper via the links below.

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Accessibility

The Global Cinema Federation will be guided by the following principles when addressing accessibility issues:

  1. Cinema owners have long provided innovative services to disabled guests on a voluntary basis, and we encourage exhibitors to continue to implement independent solutions that increase access to guests.
  2. Historically, voluntary solutions adopted by exhibitors make government intervention and regulation unnecessary.
  3. In cases where the government chooses to act, government processes to reform or adopt accessibility laws should involve exhibition representatives and the input of individuals with disabilities.

 

For more information, please download the full position paper via the links below.

ENGLISH | FRENCH | MANDARIN | RUSSIAN | SPANISH | DANISH

Please contact communications@globalcinemafederation.org should you have any questions.