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Global Cinema Federation

On 21 June 2017 at CineEurope, the world’s leading cinema operators announced the establishment of the Global Cinema Federation, a worldwide grouping intended to represent cinema exhibition’s global interests.

Cinema-going today is a global and dynamic phenomenon, with growing annual box office returns of $38.6 billion increasingly evenly spread across the World. With the rapid development of the industry in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the operators involved recognise the extent to which the business opportunities and policy challenges they face – such as film theft, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the highly valued relationship with partners in film distribution – are shared by counterparts across territories.

To address these issues and raise the profile of cinema with global regulatory bodies and industry partners, eleven leading cinema operators and the two most internationally-active trade bodies have come together to found the Global Cinema Federation, a federation of interests intended to inform, educate and advocate on behalf of the sector Worldwide.

Founding operator members of the group are AMC, Cinemark, Cineplex, Cinépolis, Cineworld, CJ-CGV, Event Cinemas, Regal Entertainment Group, Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé, Vue International and Wanda Cinemas. The founding trade associations are NATO and UNIC. Between them these companies and organisations have interests in more than 90 territories.

While further work continues on the formulation of policy positions and working procedures within the group, the founding members organised an initial gathering – including a wide range of other leading operators – at CineEurope on 21 June 2017. Similar gatherings with key parties were held at CineAsia, CinemaCon and at further trade events around the world.


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