Initiative to reform the Federal Cinematography Law

Apr – 06 – 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

his newsletter is intended only as a general discussion of the addressed issues, and should not be regarded as legal advice.

For further information on the content of this newsletter, please contact:

Luis C. Schmidt; Guillermo Treviño; Mauricio Llanes; José Manuel Santin

who can be found at the following number: +52 55 5322 3000.