Initiative to reform the Federal Cinematography Law
April 6, 2021
On March 22, 2021, the Decree reforming Article 8 of the Federal Cinematography Law (LFC) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation and establishes, among other things that:
Films will be exhibited to the public in their original version and subtitled in Spanish, under the terms established by the Regulations. Films classified for children and educational documentaries may be shown dubbed, but always with Spanish subtitles.
The Federal Executive will have a term of 60 calendar days as from the date of entry into force of this Decree to amend the Regulations of the Federal Cinematography Law and other provisions derived therefrom.
OLIVARES will continue to actively monitor any updates in this matter, and our Partner Luis C. Schmidt and his team will be available to assist our clients. Schmidt and his team are available for any questions or advice you may require in this regard.
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Luis Schmidt joined OLIVARES in 1991, became a partner in 1995, and has almost 40 years of legal experience, with a specialization in copyright in the business of entertainment and culture. He has represented the world’s leading companies in the music, film, television, book publishing, fine art, design, folklore, and software.