On 20 June the Commission launched a public consultation as the first step of a review of the criteria used to apply EU state aid rules to Member States’ financial support for making and distributing films. The current Cinema Communication is 10 years old. The Commission has published an issues paper identifying areas for reflection, such as competing to attract major film productions using state aid, and supporting activities other than production. The Commission invites interested parties to submit their comments by 30 September 2011. Read more