July 1, 1994 |
In a mood of apprehension and uncertainty, 300 leading figures from Western Europe's entertainment industry convened here Thursday to confront a problem that won't go away: Hollywood. They came to the three-day European Audio Visual Conference to search for ways to revive and reshape the region's beleaguered film and television business, after being battered for years by the growing strength of their American counterparts.
March 2, 1994 |
An influential European official involved in film and television policy-making assured Hollywood on Tuesday that Europe will be open to discussions about loosening its restrictive film and television policies. But Joao de Deus Pinheiro also warned that European countries may impose further "shrewd protectionist measures" unless their moribund entertainment industry recovers.
March 26, 1994 |
In a sign that Europe could ease barriers limiting Hollywood's access to the Continent's entertainment market, a senior European Union official Friday declared that the union plans to move away from protectionist measures that prop up its struggling audiovisual sector.
July 3, 1994 |
Using words like "watershed" and "historic turning point," the leaders of Europe's beleaguered motion picture and television industry gave their backing Saturday to a series of sweeping changes that they believe will enable them to compete effectively with Hollywood in the next century.
December 8, 1993 |
The United States and the 12-nation European Community apparently resolved longstanding differences on agricultural exports Tuesday, but any celebration was dampened by failure to reach the overall accord desperately needed to pave the way for a global trade agreement. Emerging exhausted from a 23-hour negotiating session, U.S.
December 7, 2000 |
Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it is casting its net outside the United States for possible acquisitions but music companies will not be on its wish list because they are still too expensive. Disney, whose only major acquisition in the last 15 years has been the ABC television network, said Internet-related businesses could be among its targets, but any possible new addition to the California-based group would have to represent good value.