Philippe LOGIE (NIMs Film and VOD expert)
Philippe is Head of Programs acquisitions & coproductions at Be tv (pay-tv) and VOO (cable operator) in Belgium, since 2001. Former Business Affairs and Secretary-General of Canal + Belgium (1995-2001). Executive Producer (2011 – 2017) of “Les Magritte du Cinéma” (Belgian Film awards) and member of the Board of “Académie André Delvaux” (Belgian Film Academy).
Previous mandates: a member of the Brussels Bar and tutor in Communication and Information Law at Brussels University (ULB). Philippe graduated in 1991 with a Master in Civil Law (1991) further completed with a Diploma in IP Law (University of London) and a Master in Corporate Governance (Solvay Business School).
Phillipe has 19 years of experience as a film buyer and has been associate producer on more than 180 films & series, including Ken Loach’s movie “I, Daniel Blake” (“Palme d’Or” in 2016)
Phillipe has the following approach to the audiovisual sector :
As far as the management of audiovisual rights is concerned, digital rights are not singled out from the rest of the performing (or mechanical) rights allocated to directors/ scriptwriters (author’s rights) or producers /actors (neighbouring rights).
However, it is definitely a future source of large income in an ever more digital world where on-demand consumption tends to supersede linear usage (cfr the surge of SVOD offers operated by Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, HBO Max and the likes).
As a consequence, audiovisual copyright owners will increasingly claim accurate reports on the digital usage of their works and to be paid accordingly.
The CREATIVES® environment will meet these demands and become a future and beneficial solution for all parties :
- First and foremost, copyright owners, as in the music industry, will be paid more money, faster!
- TV’s and SVOD platforms have always been willing to clear and pay content rights according to their actual usage the collecting societies’ catalogues
- Eventually, collecting societies will render more accurate statements to their members and charge minor administrative costs