New Internet Media teams presentation – Philippe LOGIE


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 :

  1. First and foremost, copyright owners, as in the music industry, will be paid more money, faster!
  2. TV’s and SVOD platforms have always been willing to clear and pay content rights according to their actual usage the collecting societies’ catalogues
  3. Eventually, collecting societies will render more accurate statements to their members and charge minor administrative costs

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