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Export Trading Company Affairs (ETCA)

The Export Trade Certificate of Review Program - The Competitive Edge for U.S. Exporters

[Federal Register: May 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 97)]


[Page 27533-27534]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



International Trade Administration

Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of


SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, has

received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review

(``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and

requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Office

of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration,

(202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by E-mail at

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act

of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to

issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate

of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the

Certificate from state and federal government antitrust actions and

from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct

specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its

terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company

Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a

notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and

summarizing its proposed export conduct.

Request for Public Comments

Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the

determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the

comments include any privileged or confidential business information,

it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments

(identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked

privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be

nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies

of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20

days after the date of this notice to: Office of Export Trading Company

Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of

Commerce, Room 1104H, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by

any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information

Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments

will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining

whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this

application as ``Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number


The American Film Marketing Association's (``AFMA'') original

Certificate was issued on April 10, 1987 (52 FR 12578, April 17, 1987)

and last amended on December 9, 1998 (64 FR 10993, March 8, 1999). A

summary of the application for an amendment follows.

Summary of the Application:

Applicant: American Film Marketing Association (``AFMA''), 10850

Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90024-4321.

Contact: Thomas E. Arend, Jr., Attorney, Telephone: (202) 663-8070.

Application No.: 87-7A001.

Date Deemed Submitted: May 8, 2003.

[[Page 27534]]

Proposed Amendment: AFMA seeks to amend its Certificate to:

1. Add each of the following companies as a new ``Member'' of the

Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations

(15 CFR 325.2(l): Adriana Chiesa Enterprises SRL, Rome, Italy; Alain

Siritzky Productions (ASP), Paris, France; Alliance Atlantis

Communications Corporation, Toronto, Canada; Arclight Films PTY. LtD.,

Sydney, Australia; Atlas International Film GMBH, Munich, Germany;

Atrium Productions KFT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Beyond Films, Ltd.,

Surry Hills, Australia; British Film Institute, London, United Kingdom;

Buena Vista Television, a Division of Disney/ABC Int'l TV Inc.,

Burbank, California; BV International Pictures AS, Avaldsnes, Norway;

Capitol Films Limited, London, United Kingdom; China Star Entertainment

Group, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Cinemavault Releasing, Toronto, Canada;

CORI Distribution Group, London, United Kingdom; Distant Horizon, Ltd.,

Surrey, United Kingdom; DZ Bank, London, United Kingdom; FIDEC,

Montreal, Canada; Film Finance Corporation Australia, Sydney,

Australia; Filmax-SOGEDASA, Barcelona, Spain; Filmexport Group SRL,

Rome, Italy; Filmfour International, London, United Kingdom; Fintage

House, Leiden, The Netherlands; Fleetboston Financial, Boston,

Massachusetts; Focus Features, New York, New York; Fortissimo Film

Sales, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Freeway Entertainment Group Ltd.,

Budapest, Hungary; Fremantlemedia Enterprises, London, United Kingdom;

Goldcrest Films International, Ltd., London, United Kingdom; Golden

Harvest Entertainment Co., Ltd., Beverly Hills, California; Good Times

Entertainment, Inc., Bel Air, California; Han Entertainment, Hong Kong;

Hanway Films, London, United Kingdom; Hollywood Previews Entertainment,

Inc., Santa Monica, California; Horizon Entertainment, Inc., Vancouver,

Canada; IAC Film & Television, London, United Kingdom; Icon

Entertainment International, London, United Kingdom; IFD Films & Arts,

Ltd., Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong; IFM World Releasing, Inc.,

Glendale, California; In-Motion Pictures, Inc., London, United Kingdom;

Intermedia, London, United Kingdom; Intra Movies SRL, Rome, Italy; JP

Morgan Securities, Inc. Entertainment Industries Group, Los Angeles,

California; Kevin Williams Associates, S.A., Madrid, Spain; Lolafilms,

Madrid, Spain; Media Asia Distribution, Ltd., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong;

Moviehouse Entertainment, London, United Kingdom; New Zealand Film

Commission, Wellington, New Zealand; North American Releasing, Inc.,

Vancouver, Canada; North by Northwest Distribution, Spokane,

Washington; Oasis International, Toronto, Canada; Pathe International,

Paris, France; Powerhouse Entertainment Group, Inc., Beverly Hills,

California; Pueblo Film Group, Zurich, Switzerland; Renaissance Films,

Ltd., London, United Kingdom; Safir Films, LTD., Harrow, Middlesex,

United Kingdom; SOGEPAQ S.A., Madrid, Spain; Solo Entertainment Group,

Inc., Beverly Hills, California; Splendid Pictures, Inc., Bel Air,

California; Stadsparkasse Koeln, Entertainment Finance, Cologne,

Germany; Studiocanal, Boulogne, France; Svensk Filmindustri, AB,

Stockholm, Sweden; Telepool, Munich, Germany; TF 1 International,

Boulogne Billancourt Cedex, France; Trust Film Sales, Hvidovre,

Denmark; TVA Films, a Division of Group TVA, Inc., Montreal, Canada;

UGC International, Neuilly sur Seine, France; Vine International

Pictures, Ltd., Downe, Orpington, United Kingdom; and The Works,

London, United Kingdom; and

2. Delete each of the following companies as a ``Member'' of the

Certificate: Arama Entertainment, Encino, California; Associated

Television International, Los Angeles, California; Atmosphere

Entertainment, Inc., Westlake Village, California; Blue Rider Pictures,

Manhattan Beach, California; Capella Films, Los Angeles, California;

Film Four International, Burbank, California; Helkon International

Pictures, Inc., Beverly Hills, California; IFM Film Associates, Inc.,

Glendale, California; Largo Entertainment, Beverly Hills, California,

NBC Enterprises, Burbank, California; Odyssey Pictures Corporation,

Dallas, Texas; Saban Pictures International, Los Angeles, California;

The Kushner-Locke Company, Beverly Hills, California; Village Roadshow

Pictures, Burbank, California; CAL Fed Bank, Sherman Oaks, California;

Chase Manhattan, Los Angeles, California; Cinema Completions

International, Studio City, California; Far East National Bank, Los

Angeles, California; Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Los Angeles,

California; Motion Picture Bond Company, Los Angeles, California; Aura

Entertainments LLC, Beverly Hills, California; Imageworks Entertainment

International, Inc., Woodland Hills, California; Switch Entertainment,

Norfolk, Virginia; Vortex Pictures, LLC, Santa Monica, California, and

York Entertainment, Encino, California.

Dated: May 14, 2003.

Jeffrey C. Anspacher,

Director, Office of Export Trading, Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. 03-12632 Filed 5-19-03; 8:45 am]


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