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IFTA In Focus | Net Neutrality in Jeopardy

May 2017
Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality in Jeopardy
On May 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote to issue Chairman Ajit Pai’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Restoring Internet Freedom”) for public comment. The plan – currently under review at the Commission itself – significantly reduces, if not eliminates, many of the regulatory protections set out in the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order which established the current net neutrality rules. Read More.
Marketplace Update
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Media Chronology in France
Media chronology (statutory windows) is considered crucial by the French film and television industry as it provides the possibility for different stakeholders to agree on terms. In 2009, an agreement on chronology was reached by the associations representing the stakeholders – producers, distributors, theaters, and broadcasters and adopted as compulsory regulation for any French company. However, the development of VOD and SVOD and the difficulty to finance films that are not pre-bought by pay TV have led certain stakeholders to look for a modification of the regulation. Read More.
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IFTA Digital Distribution Forum
On May 2, IFTA held a Members-only Forum on Digital Distribution with experts in digital licensing, aggregators and distribution. Hot button topics included Netflix’s impact on theatrical, new and inconsistent terminology in contracts and China’s VOD market. Read More.
Going to Market
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Cannes 2017
Once again, IFTA will have a strong presence in Cannes with more than 90 Member companies present at the 2017 Marché du Film. The Voici, our directory of IFTA Members at the market, can be downloaded here. If you are attending the Marché, be sure to stop by IFTA’s Booth – Riviera E9 – to meet with IFTA executives and receive information on AFM and association membership. Wishing everyone safe travels and a successful market!
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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.