So back in March the US and the EU  formed a Commission to negotiating on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and it appears that the Cultural Exception won out. According to the Federation of European Film Directors July Newsletter


"On June 14, after twelve hours of intensive discussion, and well 

beyond the deadline, the trade ministers finally reached a 

Compromise. The mandate will include a paragraph that 

excludes the audiovisual sector, but the Commission will retain its 

ability to recommend changes to the mandate if deemed necessary".


We find it very interesting that AudioVideo was left out and we'll keep an eye on this and report any development or news. .