The creation of the Audiovisual Authors International Confederation, which has been announced all over the world and approved by the general assembly of the Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies Federation (FESAAL), continues to come closer to becoming a reality.
Chile: Audiovisual Authors and members of ATN reach their first agreement on author´s rights payments with local cable companies
After an exemplary ruling by the Supreme Court of Chile confirming the unquestionable right of audiovisual authors to charge previously announced authors´ rights rates, cable TV companies have been the first to come to an agreement with authors.
Gathering around 500 directors, with 1,750 registered works, which represents the most consistent artistic and cultural GDP in Brazil, DBCA (Directors Brazil), a pioneer society in the defense of Authors’ Rights in the country, and the recent 53° Brazilian Film Festival in Brasilia (held between December 15th and 20th), historical moral and political trench of our cinema, reinforced in this edition, now closed, their mutual and live solidarity through the exchange of experiences on Collective Management Organizations (CMOs).
Meeting of WIPO and FESAAL on behalf of Audiovisual Authors of Colombia in the defense of authors´ rights in Latin America.
WIPO (Worldwide Organization for Intellectual Property) and FESAAL (Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies Federation), in collaboration with DNDA (National Direction of Authors´ Rights) of Columbia, together with the CMOs REDES (Screenwriters of Colombia), and DASC ( Directors of Colombia), held an on-line debate about action taken to defend the rights of audiovisual authors in Colombia.
Creative sectors of Europe make themselves heard to ensure they receive 2% of the EU recovery package
A coalition of 110 European organizations representing all cultural and creative sectors (CACs) have sent a letter to the president of the European Commision, Ursula von der Leyden, and to the national governments of the European Union, urging them to include the CACs in the national recovery and stimulus plans, which are projected to have a budget of 750 million Euros.
Nollywood, as the film industry in that country is commonly called, turns out more than 2500 movies annually and is only behind Hollywood as the biggest producer of movies in the world.
South Korea, as other countries, emerges today after the devastating pass of COVID-19. Previously, it became more known to the world having been multi awarded for its audiovisual production Parasite and its Director, Bong Joon-ho; today, its hope lies primarily in the internal market.
The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors– FESAAL, held their Annual Congress on October 2nd and 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, gathering the Authors representing the member societies, together with their technicians, in two working days, where the main focus of the meeting was the defence of authors ´rights in the region.