Fried French ban U.S. DVDs

James, Alison
December 2000
Daily Variety;12/20/2000, Vol. 270 Issue 14, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the controversy over a government crackdown on the sale of American imported DVDs that allow consumers to see movies before their theatrical release in France. Stores' need to clear their shelves of the offending discs or risk a brush with the law; Details of the ban in a Culture Ministry decree.


Related Articles

  • L.A. permit merger gets city OK; county vote next. Daniels, Jeffrey // Hollywood Reporter;5/10/95, Vol. 337 Issue 10, p1 

    Reports that the Los Angeles City Council in California, has voted to consolidate the city and the county's film permit operations. Presentation of the plan before the County Board of Supervisors; Comments from Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan; Plans to create an 11-member executive committee....

  • Rio bows breaks for pic biz.  // Variety;9/09/96, Vol. 364 Issue 6, p16 

    Reports on the efforts of the state government of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to promote local movie production.

  • Film-friendly gov't cheers Italo biz. Rooney, David // Variety;6/17/96, Vol. 363 Issue 7, p11 

    Reports on the Italian film industry's positive reaction to the April 1996 election of Prime Minister Romano Prodi's center-left Olive Tree Coalition. Film sector's skepticism of Italy's past governments; View of deputy Prime Minister Walter Veltroni as an industry ally; Coalition's promise to...

  • Frank: Clean up quotas quagmire. Marich, Robert // Hollywood Reporter;2/24/95, Vol. 336 Issue 8, p1 

    Reports on the criticism by Disney TV chief Rich Frank against the quota imposed against American film producers imposed by European Union countries. Inability of quotas to promote artistic expression; Exclusion of audio-visual products from the talks on the General Agreements on Tariff and...

  • U.K. gov't scotches proposal for pix tax. Dawtrey, Adam // Variety;11/30/98, Vol. 373 Issue 3, p10 

    Reports on the official decision of the British government's advisory committee on motion picture policy to drop the plan to raise funds from film producers. Reason for the move; Details on the issue.

  • Gov't readies pic rescue plan. Warg, Peter // Variety;7/15/96, Vol. 363 Issue 10, p26 

    Reports on developments related to motion picture industry in Egypt. Government's plan to help revive the industry; Details of the rescue plan.

  • Argentine prexy frees up film subsidy coin. Goyoaga, Beatriz // Variety;09/07/98, Vol. 372 Issue 4, p10 

    Discusses the freezing of all subsidy coin in Argentina's film industry. Amount pledged to ongoing film projects; Comment from Alejandro Lagomarsino, representative from film company Patagonik.

  • Permit merger approved but more studies ordered. Daniels, Jeffrey // Hollywood Reporter;2/23/95, Vol. 336 Issue 7, p6 

    Reports on the California-based Los Angeles City Council's support for the plan to merge the city and county film permitting offices. Action's impact on the area's film industry; Provision dropped from the proposal.

  • States get into showbiz. Hinchberger, Bill // Variety;10/20/97, Vol. 368 Issue 11, p43 

    Looks into the efforts of the Brazilian state officials to address the shortage of infrastructure and technicians for the country's film industry. Proliferation of film bureaus across the country; System problems posed by the resurgence of Brazil's motion picture industry; Offer of incentives...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics