Latin American audiovisual societies will be the founders of the first International Confederation of Audiovisual Authors. Watch the testimonies of the Screenwriters and Directors in the video attached here.
Chile: Audiovisual Authors and members of ATN reach their first agreement on author´s rights payments with local cable companies
After an exemplary ruling by the Supreme Court of Chile confirming the unquestionable right of audiovisual authors to charge previously announced authors´ rights rates, cable TV companies have been the first to come to an agreement with authors.
Gathering around 500 directors, with 1,750 registered works, which represents the most consistent artistic and cultural GDP in Brazil, DBCA (Directors Brazil), a pioneer society in the defense of Authors’ Rights in the country, and the recent 53° Brazilian Film Festival in Brasilia (held between December 15th and 20th), historical moral and political trench of our cinema, reinforced in this edition, now closed, their mutual and live solidarity through the exchange of experiences on Collective Management Organizations (CMOs).
Meeting of WIPO and FESAAL on behalf of Audiovisual Authors of Colombia in the defense of authors´ rights in Latin America.
WIPO (Worldwide Organization for Intellectual Property) and FESAAL (Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies Federation), in collaboration with DNDA (National Direction of Authors´ Rights) of Columbia, together with the CMOs REDES (Screenwriters of Colombia), and DASC ( Directors of Colombia), held an on-line debate about action taken to defend the rights of audiovisual authors in Colombia.
Creative sectors of Europe make themselves heard to ensure they receive 2% of the EU recovery package
A coalition of 110 European organizations representing all cultural and creative sectors (CACs) have sent a letter to the president of the European Commision, Ursula von der Leyden, and to the national governments of the European Union, urging them to include the CACs in the national recovery and stimulus plans, which are projected to have a budget of 750 million Euros.
Nollywood, as the film industry in that country is commonly called, turns out more than 2500 movies annually and is only behind Hollywood as the biggest producer of movies in the world.
The Supreme Court of Justice of Chile rules in favour of audiovisual authors from ATN – Chilean Screenwriters and Directors
On this past September 11th. the highest court of the country ruled against the claim open TV channels had presented, gathered together in the National Television Association (ANATEL).
DBCA calls upon Brazilian Audiovisual creators to declarate their works to receive retransmission rights
DBCA – Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Directors calls upon over 300 audiovisual authors and/or their heirs, in their territory, to collect the rights for the retransmission of their works in countries like Argentina or Spain.
Audiovisual authors’ collective management associations in Latin America are threatened by related rights associations that intend to infringe audiovisual rights.
The times the world is going through have placed REDES – Colombian Network of Audiovisual Writers – facing a challenge before which it continues to work day after day: to prove a Collective Management Society is so much more than just collecting fees – above every other consideration, it works to guarantee the wellbeing of audiovisual authors.
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.