REDCAU meets in Madrid with the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures

The Spanish Network of Audiovisual Clusters has held a meeting with the Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure team to discuss various projects that are being carried out by this network.

The presidents of the six clusters that make up the Spanish Network of Audiovisual Clusters met yesterday with Cristina Morales (Deputy Director General for the Management of Audiovisual Communication Services at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation) and Henar León (Technical Advisor at the Spanish Audiovisual Hub) to discuss various issues related to the audiovisual sector.

On behalf of REDCAU, Rosa García (President of REDCAU and the Audiovisual Cluster of Navarra), Miquel Rutllant (Vice President of the Board of Directors of REDCAU and President of the Audiovisual Cluster of Catalonia) and Adriana Oliveros (member of the Board of Directors of REDCAU and President of the Audiovisual Cluster of Aragón) attended in person.

Mar Varela (manager of the Galician Audiovisual Cluster) and Zuriñe Pampliega (manager of
the Audiovisual Cluster of the Basque Country) connected in telematic mode.

REDCAU held a meeting with the Deputy Director General for the Regulation of Audiovisual Communication Services and her team to analyze the sector and to open a collaboration channel that will allow the transfer of the concerns or needs of the sector. It was a first contact to establish a regular agenda of meetings to address some shared concerns about the audiovisual sector and its future challenges, such as the configuration of the sector, with a large predominance of small companies, or its structuring within the territory. The Secretary of State asked REDCAU to collaborate in providing advice on loan typology.

For its part, the Spanish Network of Audiovisual Clusters undertook to collaborate to provide support in studies that will serve to dimension the sector and unify criteria. For example, in the elaboration of a mapping that provides institutions with real data on the companies and activities of the sector, which is transversal and presents a great diversity of realities.

Later, at 12 o’clock, a second meeting was held in which Spain Film Commission joined, with its General Director, Teresa Azcona, as representative. At this meeting, the results of the report on the mapping of green shooting initiatives in Spain and Europe were presented, as well as its main conclusions.

In short, it was a very fruitful and enriching day that served to strengthen ties and emphasize the strategic and structural nature of REDCAU, as a key agent to carry out joint projects aimed at strengthening the audiovisual sector at the national level.