On December 18, the Uruguayan Parliament passed the Copyright law for the Audiovisual sector, enacted by the current President Tabaré Vázquez, with the support of all political parties.
President Martin Vizcarra signed Urgency Decree Nr° 022-2019 , which has as its main objective to promote cinematographic and audiovisual activity to the ends of contributing to its integral, sustained and inclusive development, as in 2019 it presented a slowdown in its growth and development, putting its dynamics at risk, as well as the circulation and insertion of cinematographic and audiovisual works in the national market, and the competitiveness of the activity.
Last August 30th., in Argentina, a decree was signed in which a maximum fee for TV airings is established for all societies of artists and interpreters, while in Brazil, put an end to the collection of author’s rights in hotel rooms.
The most important television networks in Colombia, Caracol Televisión and Canal RCN, recognize and sign a payment agreement for the Colombian author’s rights for Audiovisual Directors and Screenwriters, through DASC – Directors Colombia and REDES – Screenwriters Colombia CMOs
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.
After the signature of a memorandum of cooperation, collaboration and understanding, the DGK– Directors Guild of Korea – joins the Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors as an adjoin association.
The first week of September, DAC – Directors Argentina – received DGK – Directors Guild of Korea – representatives in its offices : Hyun-jin PARK – Author, Vice President and DGK Board Member, Chanik LIM – Author , Director and Hae-ryung HA – Senior Manager, who especially traveled to Argentina in order to do a timely training in the management of a CMO
The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors will hold their upcoming annual congress in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on October 2nd and 3rd, which once again will gather Authors and technicians of their member Latin American CMOs.
Decree law Nr. 373 «Of the Independent Audiovisual and Cinematographic Creator» was approved by the Council of State this past March 25th 2019, and as from June 26th it will be registered in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba.
The Society was formed and created to protect the rights and remuneration of directors, scriptwriters and filmmakers, national and foreign, as audiovisual authors