European CMOs are taking measures to face the emergency that COVID-19 poses for their territories. The SAA – Society of Audiovisual Authors requested that the European Union establish emergency plans; the SGAE, AIE and AGEDI, from Spain, will stop charging their monthly fees to hotels; and W&DW will postpone the date of their Annual Congress.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (TJUE) has decided to annul, momentarily, the letters which requested thousands of citizens to pay a 400 Euro fine in exchange of not taking them to trial for committing piracy.
The poll was done by BVR Services GmbH of CuDOS and Ghent University, commissioned by FERA – European Federation of Cinema Directors and FSE – Federation of European Scriptwriters. The poll revealed data about remuneration and work life of European Audiovisual Authors.
The Croatian Directors CMO, DHFR, launches an important national and international campaign, against the censorship that the Croatian National Television HRT imposes on their country. Support Croatian Authors resisting the Censorship!
After the annual W&DW congress, held in the city of Moscow, Russian Federation, during this past month of March, which gathered Audiovisual Authors from the region and surroundings, the advances on the proposed objectives have come to light.
Within the frame of the Executive Committee meeting, W&DW will meet with DGJ – Directors Guild of Japan with the support of the Japanese Society of Authors, Composers and Editors ´Rights – JASRAC – and FESAAL – Federation of Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies.
On March 26th, the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive in the digital single market. Undoubtedly, a historic victory for the Creators and European culture.
W&DW congratulates MOSFILM Studios in the year of its 95th anniversary, delivering a plaque to honor its General Director, Russian-Armenian renowned film director and screenwriter, Karén Shajnazárov.
In the city of Zagreb, on 21-22 February 2019, the International Conference “Women in the cinema industry” was held, organized by the Croatian Film Director’s Guild (DHFR), the management society for Directors and Scriptwriters of the country, convoking representatives and Authors of International Federations, management societies and key referring persons of the cinema industry.
The principle of an appropriate and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers will be laid down for the first time in European copyright law.