December 7, 2013
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Campanella: ‘I support the subsidies for the film industry’
Weeks after the television show Periodismo para Todos (Channel 13-El Trece) focused on the funds given to film producers by the INCAA National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts, Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella addressed the thorny issue of subsidies at the television show Intrusos (Channel 10-América).
“As far as I know, there was an attack on the whole system. I support the system of subsidies for the film industry. We don’t have to choose between gauze or films, health or cinema. Movie funds don’t come from general taxes. They come from ticket fees and from TV advertising paid by the AFSCA media watchdog (the former COMFER),” said the director of The Secret in Their Eyes.
“The support for the film industry is very important and we shouldn’t lose it,” he added.
However, Campanella said that rating committees, which decide what projects receive financing assistance, should be removed. He confessed that he was invited to be part of a committee, but he refused because “it’s impossible to assess who deserves a film just by reading the screenplay.”
Weeks ago, Campanella’s company quit the Cappa Argentine Chamber of Small and Medium Audiovisual Production Company, after the organization issued a press release questioning Periodismo para Todos journalistic report.
— Herald staff with online media