Welcome to a year of change!
ASDACS is pleased to welcome Di Drew and confirm the re appointment of Grant Campbell, Kevin Lucas, Megan Simpson Huberman, Pat Fiske and Stephen Wallace to the ASDACS board. Many thanks to all incumbent board members for their unwavering passion. Our gratitude goes out to Stephen Wallace for his exceptional service, his knowledge is incalculable.
It has been a successful year. Despite the pandemic, the finances for 2020 were only slightly down from 2019. Income for the year was $1,969,627. A total of $1,637,719 was transferred for distributed funds to directors and the cultural fund. Net profit $17,796. Distribution for the year to members was $1,458,431.
ACCC media release
The ACCC has granted authorisation to the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society Ltd (ASDACS) to make its membership conditional on directors assigning to it all of the copyrights they have in relation to the retransmission of the non-commissioned films they direct
It has been a good year for ASDACS. Total collections for the 2019 year were $1,982,630 (up 13% from last year), this is the largest yearly collection we’ve ever had. Distributions to members during the year (2018 Income) totalled $1,267,898. The administration percentage remains at 15%. The five-year average is 18%.
The full 2019 annual accounts are available on our website.
CISAC PRESS RELEASE
CISAC Director General Gadi Oron met key figures in the New Zealand government and creative sector this week, lobbying for the government to put the rights of authors front and centre of the country's copyright review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.More...
A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those who want to know the nuts and bolts of The Business of Directing.More...
A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those who want to know the nuts and bolts of The Business of Directing.
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.More...
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.More...