Artists in Europe
by Fabien Lemercier
27/11/2003 - There will be three days of debates in Cabourg on the theme of «Artists: actors of cultural diversity». The fourth edition of European Artists’ Meetings starts today and goes on until November 29. The event is organised by ADAMI (the Society of Artists’ Rights) and is an opportunity for professionals in the sector to analyse the current state of play and answer artists questions about the evolution of their legal and professional status.
There will be three ateliers and a forum. The first workshop is this afternoon and looks at the issue of International Protection of Audiovisual Artists and will include speeches by Jorge Bosso (the secretary general of the FAEE – the Federation of Spanish Actors), Petya Totcharova (in charge of the UNESCO author’s Rights programme) and Michel Rocard (president of the Cultural Affairs Commission at the European Parliament).
Tomorrow there will be two further ateliers, one led by the president of ADAMI, Pierre Santini with participation by the actor Didier Bezace.
On the third and final day of the Meetings, there will be a forum to discuss “economic changes in cultural life and the traditional award of the Actor’s Tribute prize, which is given to a personality from the artistic sphere every year. The jury of actors is led by Brigitte Fossey, and she is joined by Ariane Ascaride ( Marie-Jo Et Ses Deux Amours) and Eric Caravaca (His Brother) in the task of choosing between three candidates: the screenwriter Suzanne Durrenberger (who has worked with Bertolucci, Buñuel, Melville, Malle, Fellini, Forman amd Chéreau), the presenter, actor and director Pierre Tchernia and the actor Laurent Terzieff.
(Translated from French)