APASER – Pan African Alliance of Scriptwriters and Directors launched, within the frame of the 50th Anniversary of FESPACO – Uagadugú Pan African Cinema and Television Festival , an app for mobile phones, which will contain a general vision of Audiovisual Directors and Scriptwriters ‘situation in Africa, with the purpose of establishing a strategy of development and improvement of their situation.
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.
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.
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.
The International Council of Creators of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Works will once again reunite in the city of Seoul, next July 1st to the 3rd, Republic of Korea, to celebrate its W&DW – Writers and Directors Worldwide Annual Congress and continue strengthening author’s rights in the entire world.
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.
Audiovisual Creators from around Asia-Pacific, gathered last October 8, in the city of Busan, South Korea, in the framework of the Busan International Film Festival, for the official launch of the Alliance of Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Writers and Directors (AAPA).