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Alliance of Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Writers and Directors launches at Busan International Film Festival

Alliance of Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Writers and Directors launches at Busan International Film Festival

8 October, 2019

CISAC PRESS RELEASE

Busan, South Korea, 8 October 2019 - Audiovisual creators from around Asia-Pacific gathered today in South Korea at the Busan International Film Festival for the official launch of the Alliance of Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Writers and Directors (AAPA). The alliance’s mission is to become the voice for Asia-Pacific audiovisual creators. It will be a platform for audiovisual creators to share, connect and communicate, advocate for stronger copyright protections and further their interests in Asia-Pacific.

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Screen creatives on both sides of camera call for action on local content

Screen creatives on both sides of camera call for action on local content

17 September, 2019

Leading Australian actors, directors, crew, writers and producers are in Canberra today and tomorrow in a united push to convince Parliament to introduce local content requirements for booming digital viewing platforms.

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Writers and Directors Worldwide Video 2019

Writers and Directors Worldwide Video 2019

26 June, 2019

Watch the interviews around the historic moment in Tokyo at the Writers and Directors Worldwide Committee meeting where the new Asia-Pacific Alliance for Writers and Directors formed.

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In Tokyo, W&DW boosts livelihoods for Asia-Pacific authors, screenwriters and directors with MoU and Asia-Pacific alliance

In Tokyo, W&DW boosts livelihoods for Asia-Pacific authors, screenwriters and directors with MoU and Asia-Pacific alliance

29 May, 2019

Press release: Writers and Directors Worldwide 29 May 2019

Asia-Pacific is ripe for growth for creators and cultural industries, particularly screenwriters and directors. While Australia collects a significant amount from TV and radio for the audiovisual artistic repertoire, according to CISAC’s 2018 Global Collections Report, the rest of the region shows great additional potential if laws are improved and new societies created.

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ASDACS AGM Chair Report May 2019

ASDACS AGM Chair Report May 2019

9 May, 2019

ASDACS Chair Stephen Wallace once again addressed members at the Annual General Meeting in Ultimo, May 9.

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FERA, FSE, SAA Press release: A new EU Copyright law – a long-fought battle won

FERA, FSE, SAA Press release: A new EU Copyright law – a long-fought battle won

26 March, 2019

Press Release: Brussels, 26 March 2019

The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) welcome the European Parliament’s final vote on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market. This is a great achievement for European authors.

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WARWICK THORNTON, JOEL EDGERTON, RACHEL PERKINS, ANTHONY MARAS AND SOPHIE HYDE NOMINATED IN THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

WARWICK THORNTON, JOEL EDGERTON, RACHEL PERKINS, ANTHONY MARAS AND SOPHIE HYDE NOMINATED IN THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

9 April, 2019

The Australian Directors’ Guild has announced the nominees for the 2019 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards (ADG Awards) and Warwick Thornton, Garth Davis, Joel Edgerton and Anthony Maras have been nominated in the category of Best Direction in a Feature Film (Budget $1M or over) for their respective films Sweet Country, Mary Magdalene, Boy Erased and Hotel Mumbai. The winners of the 2019 ADG Awards will be announced at a Gala Ceremony on Monday 6 May at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.

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The ADG Presents: The Business of Directing Workshop Sydney

The ADG Presents: The Business of Directing Workshop Sydney

28 September, 2018

A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those who want to know the nuts and bolts of The Business of Directing.

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The ADG Presents: The Business of Directing Workshop in Melbourne

The ADG Presents: The Business of Directing Workshop in Melbourne

22 May, 2018

A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those who want to know the nuts and bolts of The Business of Directing.

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ASDACS AGM Chair Report 10 May 2018

ASDACS AGM Chair Report 10 May 2018

10 May, 2018

10 May 2018 - It has been another good year for ASDACS. There has been a 7% rise in income, which includes income from Copydan (Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands) as well as our many other partnerships.

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Audiovisual Organisations Unveil New International Legal Study Supporting Fair Remuneration for Audiovisual Authors

Audiovisual Organisations Unveil New International Legal Study Supporting Fair Remuneration for Audiovisual Authors

14 May, 2018

May 14th, 2018 - Organisations representing authors in the audiovisual sector today welcomed a new global study calling for legal reforms to help screenwriters and directors earn royalties for the use of their works.

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Big Names Call for Action to Protect Australia’s Screen Culture

Big Names Call for Action to Protect Australia’s Screen Culture

29 March, 2018

Dozens of Australia’s best-known and most successful actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure it thrives into the future.

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