Re: Does not compute
Here's the example I didn't think of when making my post:
A paperback copy of a Harry Potter book can be bought from any shop in the EU and sent to any address in the EU. Why should the films be treated any differently?
As for cultural diversity, something which is so close to Hollywood's heart that it floods developing economies with cheap product, as any fule knows, that it is investment in production and not scheduling that is important. This was established by the early 1990s back when the French, with Jacques Lang as culture minister, were fighting a rearguard action, while the UK was leading the way with independent production.
Countries such as the Netherlands have long imported lots of non-local content and still managed to sustain a healthy* local production.
*okay Endemol does come with a lot of crap, but it's popular crap.