The creation of the Audiovisual Authors International Confederation, which has been announced all over the world and approved by the general assembly of the Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies Federation (FESAAL), continues to come closer to becoming a reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On December 18, the Uruguayan Parliament passed the Copyright law for the Audiovisual sector, enacted by the current President Tabaré Vázquez, with the support of all political parties.
The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors will hold their upcoming annual congress in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on October 2nd and 3rd, which once again will gather Authors and technicians of their member Latin American CMOs.