Audiovisual authors and the collective management of their rights in Europe

May 2022, an international brochure presenting the concept of authorship, royalties, collective management and European legislation.  

Read the brochure here.

Film and TV writers and directors are at the heart of the creative process in the audiovisual industry, but their legal and economic situation differs widely from one country to another.

What audiovisual authors all over the world need is an “author” status, with all its consequences: authorship, royalties, and collective management. The more is enshrined in the law, the better for authors who do not have individual bargaining power, and for their collective management organisations to enforce their rights.

“I am surprised that there are countries that do not have these authors’ rights and even more so now that it is already a very global market in which people who write for the audiovisual system are often writing for a global market. We have therefore plenty of reasons to ensure that all screenwriters around the world have the same rights.”Esther Morales Spanish screenwriter