Retreat of the Minister of Culture. The hypothesis of a cut of 100 million to the fund announced in a letter from Gennaro Sangiuliano to the finance minister Giancarlo Giorgetti. Minister Sangiuliano will finally not implement the dramatic cuts of 100 million for the film sector. After the letter, published by Tomorrowthat had alarmed the sector due to the meeting between the different associations Anica with APA, CNA Cinema and Audiovisual, doc/it and UNITA, 100autores, WGI, AGICIhas already achieved a first result.
Rutelli: “Fundamental meeting between Minister and Associations”
“The meeting of the representatives of the associations with the minister was fundamental, in which the repercussions on the supply chain were discussed – he said to Republic the president of Anica Francesco Rutelli – The cut will be proportionate to that of the rest of the sectors, much more contained and in line with that of the rest of the ministries.”
Borgonzoni: “The tax credit is fundamental but adjustments are needed”
Important support for the associations came from Undersecretary Lucía Bergonzoni who in recent days had said: “We are working together, thanks to the open discussion between microphone AND operators throughout the supply chainfor Cinema Law with newer and fairer rules. The remodeling that we will implement will serve to truly protect the entire sector,” he reiterates. Borgonzoni: “As has been said several times, I believe that the fiscal credit It is an indispensable tool, which cannot be ignored; but at the same time I am convinced that their system needs adjustments. The objective is to protect the almost 117,000 direct workers in the sector and ensure that the number of workers increases more and more, pushing on the one hand to increase the presence of international productions in our territory and on the other towards greater valorization of our creativity and history of Italy. “The preventive controversies raised by certain politicians in search of some consensus are nothing more than damage to the audiovisual world and the image of our country.”
The 100 million would have been a figure much higher than that requested by the mef – 36 million – due to spending cuts imposed by the budget. The Italian industry is on alert, also because in recent days there has been talk of a possible cut in the tax credit, accompanied by documentation on the abuses committed by some of those who have benefited from it.
The Anica alarm and other associations
All audiovisual associations, anica with APA, CNA Cinema and Audiovisual, doc/it and UNITA, 100autores, WGI, AGICIhave already sent a letter to express their fear in relation to the cut of resources: “The evidence shows that the sector has increased its global value and that public investment activates the attraction of private, national and international resources, with a multiplier between highest of all industrial supply chains. The stabilization of the measure has returned Italy to being competitive in foreign markets, has allowed it to develop capabilities and create value in all regional territories, particularly in the South and the Islands, and the demand for work and professionalism has increased in all segments of the supply chain. A change of direction at this time, which is also critical due to the announced resource cuts Rai – it would create instability and paralyze planned investments, in addition to putting serious difficulties for companies that work seriously and would have negative repercussions on the overall income of the State.
The letter ends with the request to continue the work already started and with the declaration of maximum availability and collaboration in the identification of shared solutions that improve the efficiency and transparency of the system: “Many companies would not be able to balance the accounts for this year 2023” and “many European and international investors would abandon the programs already planned in Italy and direct resources elsewhere. Cinecitta to the funds of Regions”.
“I am worried like everyone in our sector, not only the actors, but also the producers, the distributors. A chain of companies that employs many families and that produces an impressive amount of economy for this country, and that exports the wonders of this country. all over the world,” the actor said last night Vinicio Marchioni on the opening red carpet of Rome Film Festival where he was the protagonist alongside Paola Cortellesi from the opening movie there is still tomorrow. “I hope that at least these cuts will be reduced or that we can discuss with these people to try to find the best possible solution.”