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.
Audiovisual authors representing collective management organisations who are members of the Executive Committee of W&DW – Writers And Directors WorldWide, are continuing their work remotely in order to determine and quantify the damages the pandemic has caused for directors, writers and playwrights worldwide.
European guidelines at the time established a two-year deadline so each nation could implement this regulation according to its national legislation, but some countries such as France have already complied and are charging streaming services such as Google, YouTube and Netflix.
DBCA (Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Directors) announces to companies who broadcast Brazilian audiovisual content (terrestrial television, via subscription and streaming services), that author’s rights shall be payable very time an audiovisual work is broadcast publicly on any platform, under the current Author’s Rights Act.
Authors in New Zealand gathered yesterday with the authorities of their country, with the purpose of initiating a reform to the author’s ´rights law, which seeks to obtain recognition of audiovisual Works of the creators in that country.