Italian industry downs tools


Cineuropa reports that on 23 November, concert halls, cinemas, circuses, theatres and film sets in Italy shut down for the day as part of a general strike to protest against cuts to the 2011 Budget law.

Some 250,000 professionals participated in the strike which was organised by industry unions Slc-Cgil, Fistel-Cisl and Uilcom-Uil

In Rome entertainment industry representatives held an assembly to ask for the recovery of sate monies through the Entertainment Industry Fund (FUS) which has been reduced to €288m (in 2008 it was at €450m), the restoration of tax incentives and a stop to the delocalisation of film and television productions abroad.


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