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Brazilian AUDIOVISUAL societies have obtained their habilitation on behalf of the Government, to collect and distribute their authors´ rights.

After a long road in the defence of authors’ rights in Brazil, Audiovisual Authors of the DBCA Societies – Brazilian Directors of Cinema and Audiovisual – and GEDAR – Scriptwriters´ Rights´ Management – have obtained the permission to function as management societies in the Brazilian territory this December.


  • Sylvio Back – Director – Screenwriter
    DBCA President

  • Antônio Carlos da Fontoura – Director
    DBCA Vice-President

  • Ricardo Pinto e Silva – Director
    DBCA General  Secretary

  • Guilherme de Almeida Prado – Director
    DBCA Treasurer


  • Marcilio Eiras Moraes – Screenwriter
    GEDAR President

  • Thiago Dottori – Screenwriter
    GEDAR Vice-President

  • Sylvia Tereza da Palma de Mello – Screenwriter
    GEDAR General Secretary

  • Rafael Leal – Screenwriter
    GEDAR Treasurer

Audiovisual Authors of management societies engaged in the defence of authors’ rights have been called this December to a meeting with the Brazilian Secretary of Authors’ Rights, who has announced the permit of habilitation needed for the collective management societies DBCA (Directors) and GEDAR (Scriptwriters), to collect and distribute authors’ rights to their associate authors within the Federative Republic of Brazil, as well as, through international agreements with their sister societies will represent the Audiovisual Authors of the world in Brazil.

This is the result of a long struggle to protect their rights, that Brazilian Audiovisual Directors and Scriptwriters have been carrying along not only at a national level but in all of Latin America as well, which has reached very high regional levels of growth year after year, lead and supported technically and economically by ADAL (Directors) and ALGyD (Scriptwriters and Playwrights) Alliances.

We celebrate the cultural advance that Brazil has presented, emphasizing above all, the need of their Authors – and being an example to follow in the Latin American region.