Philosophy & Competitive Advantages
The Federation of Associations of Spanish Audiovisual Producers (FAPAE) is the entity to which brings together virtually all Spanish cinema and television production companies. Since its creation, on the 16th of April, 1991, the primary aim of FAPAE has been to defend the interests of the Associations which comprise it, and the members of these associations. In order to carry out these aims, FAPAE has set in place a stable structure enabling it to perform the following functions:
· Defend the interests of audiovisual production.
· Represent, manage and defend the professional and business interests of the audiovisual production sector with regard to all types of persons, organisations and public and private entities.
· Undertake any legal actions which may be necessary to defend the Associations or member companies, as well as sectorial interests.
· Promote production, by working for audiovisual legislation permitting stability and growth of an economically self-sufficient industry.
· Negotiate and conclude agreements, deals and contracts with other sectors of the audiovisual market.
· Promote research and development in the sector.
· Produce studies on the audiovisual market.
FAPAE has achieved a position of prestige thanks to permanent relations with the Institute of Cinematography and the Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), which is responsible for regulating promotion and production activities of Spanish cinema, as well as with the bodies which regulate the activities of public and private television operators. It also works in close collaboration with the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECI) and the Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX) with the aim of promoting relations with Latin American producers, and exports by the Spanish audiovisual sector to foreign markets.
- Audiovisual policy
· FAPAE has negotiated with the ICAA legislation setting in place a stable framework of public aid to production.
· FAPAE has been able to get all parliamentary groups to back approval of regulations requiring television channels to set aside 5% of annual income for the financing of production of films for cinema and television.
· FAPAE has promoted a resolution allowing certain tax deductions for investment of private capital in films for cinema and television.
· FAPAE has promoted the setting up of a Fund for Development of Fiction Projects for cinema and television, run by the ICAA and with the participation of EGEDA, TVE, FORTA, Sogecable and Vía Digital.
FAPAE has signed agreements with all television operators (except Tele 5) by means of which the different channels are committed to assigning a given annual sum for the purchase of broadcasting rights, essentially of full-length films at the development stage.
Structure of FAPAE
· President: Eduardo Campoy
· Vicepresident: Alvaro Sáenz de Heredia
· President Adjoint: Enrique de las Casas
· Head of Communications: Fernando Bejarano
· Head of International Relations: María José Vadillo
· Head of Finance: Efrén Chao
· Asesor Consultor: Luis Antonio López Calvo
· Secretary to the President: Sonia López
· General Secretary: Raquel García