Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+… Actors demand higher remuneration from the platforms | EUROtoday

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Dneighboring rights of the press, truthful remuneration of French actresses and actors… Despite European directives and nationwide legal guidelines, Gafam (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) nonetheless refuse to simply accept the French system. On the eve of the opening of 77e Cannes Festival, 7,000 performing artists name on streaming platforms to implement “fair remuneration” because the legislation requires them to do, in an article revealed by The Parisian.

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Among the signatories, we discover Julie Gayet, Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Karin Viard, Benoît Magimel, Catherine Frot, Agnès Jaoui, Nicole Garcia, Bernard Campan, in addition to singers who typically compose music or songs for platforms resembling Christophe Miossec and Alain Chamfort.

“Appropriate and proportional remuneration” to the success of the work

Transposing a European directive of April 15, 2019, the legislation of May 12, 2021 imposes on streaming platforms “appropriate and proportional remuneration” to the success of the work. However, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ are reluctant to debate the implementation of this obligation, ignoring French guidelines. “The platforms turn a deaf ear even though they are outside the law. It is the French cultural exception that is at stake,” insists Point Anne Bouvier, actress in cinema, tv and theater, and president of Adami, a civil society for the administration of the rights of performing artists and musicians.

Representatives of Adami have been obtained this Monday on the Ministry of Culture, rue de Valois, in Paris. They requested Minister Rachida Dati to place stress on the platforms. Especially since different European nations, resembling Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium, have began to arrange a dialogue physique. “France is last in class,” laments Anne Bouvier.

Sometimes, the remuneration granted by Netflix and others is derisory. In Italy, a collective of greater than 3,000 actors who demanded the cost of 0.4% of revenues obtained solely 0.03% from Netflix. He took the Los Gatos agency to court docket in Italy to acquire fairer remuneration. In the United States, after 4 months of strike, the actors obtained from the most important Hollywood studios – along with a minimal wage improve of seven% – a brand new fund of 40 million {dollars} per 12 months meant to reimburse a part of the income. profitable productions to actors. “If we take the example of Lupine on Netflix, the protagonist Omar Sy is interested in the success of the series, but not the other actors,” regrets Anne Bouvier.

A fairer remuneration may contain a share, a flat price relying on the variety of streams of content material, or a rise within the unique charge of a performer. American platforms nonetheless have to conform to dialogue with French actors and actresses. They warn that they won’t hesitate to go on strike if Gafam continues to disregard French legislation.