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).
Audiovisual authors’ collective management associations in Latin America are threatened by related rights associations that intend to infringe audiovisual 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.
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.
During an event held live online, the first ceremony of distribution of four hundred million colombian pesos was held. Such sum corresponded to the payment of authors ‘rights for public communication, and was destined to 80 Colombian audiovisual writers.
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.
Cinema and television directors have received payments for royalties corresponding to their works as from July 1st. 2017 to December 31st. 2018, thanks to the collections DASC managed as from 2014 with more than 17 countries with which they have agreements – it has thus been possible to distribute royalties to the rest of their partners.
With the approval of Law Nr. 19.858 this past December by the Uruguayan parliament, AGADU – General Association of Uruguayan Authors begins collecting the rights of audiovisual authors as the only management society existing in their territory.
Represented by Silvana Jarmoluk Stroganova, General Coordinator for the Europe/Asia Region of FESAAL (Federation of Latin American Audiovisual Authors)
During the virtual meeting held via the Zoom platform, the FESAAL Legal and Technical Committee outlines new objectives and approaches the legal problems of the Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors in the region.