Colombian Congresswoman Clara Rojas has officially received the Writers & Directors Worldwide Honour Prize, a new award that celebrates the exceptional contributions made by non-authors in the fight to promote and protect audiovisual creators rights
The Annual Writers & Directors Worldwide Congress was held in September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It took place on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September and a large number of authors from all over the world participated in the event.
After a long struggle, his well-deserved Ricardo Larraín Law – which protects the rights of Chilean scriptwriters and directors – sanctioned in 2016 by the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, the official publication of ATN rates just last September 22, ATN has made contact with TV channels, cable operators, movie theaters, etc. to start negotiations on the payment of author’s rights.
Within the framework of the CISAC Latin America and Caribbean Committee, a Day of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies was held. Many audiovisual directors and screenwriters from around the world attended the event.
Writers and Directors Worldwide today officially launched a campaign which aims to bring about a simple change in the law for screenwriters and directors to ensure fair pay and restore equality.