“I did not take note of the schedules and voted on the production and broadcasting plans because, despite the new model by genres also approved to optimize the creative and production resources, I register, in the prime time of Rai1 and Rai2, a massive use of external collaborators and productions in total or partial contract or purchase of filming rights referable to the usual large production companies; even the experimentation that develops on Rai2 is for the vast majority produced in total or partial contract “. Riccardo Laganà, Rai councilor elected by the employees for the second time, explains to Ruetir the reasons for the choice made today in the Board of Directors, denouncing, moreover, that “even the good practices of zero numbers in the summer have been culpably lost in favor of someone, outside the warranty period. They were gyms and places of thought for editorial staff, especially internal staff “.
“In this way – continues Laganà – creativity is outsourced, entrusted to the large entertainment supermarkets that offer formats that often have little to do with the editorial line and the mission that a public service should maintain, safeguard. and improve. In some cases, even editorial control is lost. We are not preaching creative and productive autarchy, but we must clarify this issue – says the adviser – For too long I have been asking for this without confirmation and not only iconic ones will suffice slide of the industrial plan to solve the problem. Courage, will and independence are needed. Nobody ignores the value of a great entertainment product, but it is necessary to put interest and public mission first, not commercial “.
“It is also necessary to invest in small entertainment production companies that may have young forces capable of offering new ideas and contents for the public service of the future – argues Laganà – At the same time, we must strongly believe and invest in internal creativity through the enhancement of what is there, by reading and evaluating the internal proposals that arrive without trashing them a priori. It is necessary to quickly start selection and training paths for authors, directors, cinematographers, set designers and all that part of the so-called ‘above the line’ ( technical term referring to the editorial part of the network or genre, ed) that we have given up developing and growing. This would help to give new light to future content schedules capable of promoting that kind push typical of a relevant and necessary public service. The issue of disability – he highlights – is entrusted to a single commendable program that struggles to find stability of positioning in the schedule, while other internal editorial proposals had been excellently tested such as ‘The hunter of dreams’, but unfortunately did not find space. Finally, I noticed the lack of a program dedicated to animals and the environment on Rai1 and Rai2, a topic that has been repeatedly requested by important associations that deal with animal rights. For the great work done in the complicated transition from networks to genres, however, I thank all the staff who have produced schedules that contain some interesting ideas “.