SCREENWRITERS AND DIRECTORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PARTICIPATED IN THIS IMPORTANT MEETING OF AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORS.
From the seminar convened by the audiovisual authors Juanca Maneglia, Creadores PY President and Tana Schembori – General Secretary, next to FESAAL (Latin American Audivisual Authors Societies federation), represented by its members societies: DASC (Directors Colombia) with the presence of its President Mr. Mario Mitrotti, REDES (Screenwriters Colombia) with the presence of its President Mrs. Alexandra Cardona and SOGEM (Screenwriters México) with the presence of its President of the Directors Board, Gerardo Luna, and Carlos Mercado, Author of La Rosa de Guadalupe.
The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), which represents the European exhibition industry, has called on policy makers to “implement strong recovery strategies” as the 2020 box office fell 70.6% compared to the year before throughout the region.
TV soaps and series recorded in Colombia during 2020 were brought to a halt during the sanitary emergency for COVID-19, as reruns and replays were reactivated nationwide.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.