On the next month of December, the Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Creators will be held in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba, which will gather the Creators of Latin America in a unique encounter with the Cuban Authors for the first time.On the next December 12 and 13, at the National Hotel, this historical congress will take place, bringing together the creators representing the Management Societies of Directors, Scriptwriters and Playwrights in Latin America, clustered in the alliances ADAL (Latin American Audiovisual Directors Alliance) and ALGyD (Latin American Alliance of Writers and Playwrights), a collective of Creators that has been working for years in the region, with effort and dedication in the support to the Societies of Collective Management under creation, providing technical and economic help to the societies already formed and those which are developing, struggling for laws in their countries that defend the work of their Creators and their habilitation permits to be societies that distribute and collect Author Rights. The Congress will be held within the framework of the 40th edition of the prestigious International Festival of the New Film of Havana, which has extended its invitation to the Alliances, receiving a large number of Cuban Creators who come to know about the steps that have been taken in Latin America and to be alerted about the need for the creation of their own Collective Management Society for Writers and Directors to defend their rights in their territory and throughout the world, by means of the network of sister societies. It will be a historical congress, where the group of Creators will meet once again to welcome the Cuban Creators, sharing the same goal, the fight for their rights.
Several Directors UK figures, including our Chair Steve Smith and CEO Andrew Chowns, have signed an open letter calling on Picturehouse cinemas to resolve their pay dispute regarding the London Living Wage.
W&DW: The alliances ADAL, APASER and PACSA together in a new meeting within the framework of the Annual Congress in Algiers – on April 16, 17 and 18.
ADAL – Alliance of Latin American Audiovisual Directors;
APASER – Pan-African Alliance of Directors and Screenwriters with
PACSA – Alliance of African Musicians – will give the present at the next congress that will be held in a few days.
More than 1500 Italian Authors signed a petition against an attack on the Remuneration Rights of all Creators of the world
For months, SKY Italia has arbitrarily decided to retransmit the creative works without paying any remuneration for their use, acting against the Italian laws on author’s rights and fair remuneration.