The challenges for the film industry facing the digital transition were addressed during the conference organized by the Innovation & Regulation Chair of Digital Services on April 18, 2019. Academics and professionals joined forces to present the situation of this industry at national, European and international levels. These developments particularly affect France, which has built its « exception » and « cultural diversity » on an original and powerful model of cinema financing. This model is challenged since these changes have opened the door to new entrants, especially OTTs from GAFAN, first in distribution and now in production. It has accelerated globalization of supply.
A short report of the debates is available with access to the various presentations and references mentioned during this day.
In connection with this conference, the journal « Réseaux » will publish an upcoming issue dedicated to cinema.