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IRIS 2010-1:1/37

Romania

Decrease in Support for the Film Industry

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Eugen Cojocariu

Radio Romania International

The Romanian Fondul Cinematografiei (Cinematography Fund) could be cut by approximately 40% in 2010. This would be the effect of the decrease in financial contributions from TV advertising and gambling. The Ordonanţa de Urgenţă nr. 77/2009 (Emergency Government Decree no. 77/2009, OUG 77/2009) has cancelled the 4% financial contribution from the profits of the gambling sector which constitutes about 20% of the Cinematography Fund’s budget.

In addition, it is assumed that the Fund will diminish even more (10-20%), because of the decrease in advertising revenues of TV broadcasters due to the financial crisis. The Fund receives 4% of the advertising income of public and commercial TV broadcasters. According to the NCC this accounts for about 53% of the Cinematography Fund.

References
Guvernul României - Ordonanţă de urgenţă nr. 77 din 24/06/2009 - Publicat in Monitorul Oficial, Partea I nr. 439 din 26/06/2009 privind organizarea şi exploatarea jocurilor de noroc RO
 http://merlin.obs.coe.int/redirect.php?id=12147
 
  OUG 77/2009, published on 26 June 2009 (the regulations entered into force partly on the same day and partly 90 days after their publication) in Official Journal no. 439/2009      
HOTĂRÂRE pentru aprobarea Normelor metodologice de aplicare a Ordonanței de urgență a Guvernuluinr. 77/2009 privind organizarea și exploatarea jocurilor de noroc RO
 http://merlin.obs.coe.int/redirect.php?id=12148
 
  Methodological provisions for the application of the OUG 77/2009,  approved by Government Decision no. 870 (Official Journal no. 528 on 30 July 2009)