With the birth of FESAAL – Latin American Audiovisual Authors´ Federation – authors´ right is strengthened throughout the region.
The Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Authors was held on December 12th, 13th and 14th in the city of Havana, Cuba, within the frame of the renowned International Festival of New Cinema of Havana, in its 40th edition.
The Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS), Australian Writers’ Guild and Screenrights have settled their Federal Court dispute.
The 13th edition of the Internet Governance Forum, held in Paris between 12th and 14th November 2018, organized by UNESCO, counted at its opening ceremony with the participation of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, who defended the value and importance of creativity, as well as the need for their protection on the internet.
On December, the Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Creators will be held in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba, in a unique encounter with the Cuban Authors.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has given a glimpse of the lobbying angle that parent company Google will use in the months to come to fight against the European Union’s proposed Copyright Directive. In a blogpost, the executive urged “creators” who are us.
On October 27, it was held by Mario Mitrotti — with a long career as Director and Producer of Films, Television and Theater; President of ADAL (Alliance of Latin American Audiovisual Directors) and President of DASC (Colombian Society of Audiovisual Directors) — a lecture entitled “Protect your works with copyright” in the city of Panama, with a large participation of local audiovisual authors.
On Saturday 26 of last October and with the aid of Peter Carpentier —member of the executive committee of W&DW; Director and Cinematographic Scriptwriter; President of the professional group Author and Director BVR of VG BILD-KUNST, the German management company— a lecture on international copyright was delivered to a large number of graduates in authorial specialization.
In the framework of the meeting with the Executive Committee of W&DW, its member authors, have been invited to meet the nearly century-old MOSFILM Studios.
For the first time, the Executive Committee of the International Council of Creators W&DW has met in the city of Moscow, Russian Federation, with the aim of approaching Russian authors to advise them and incorporate them in the defense of their rights as creators.