Fair Remuneration Efforts

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Last week, Guild President Howard Taylor and I attended the General Assembly of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and the Executive Committee meeting of Writers & Directors Worldwide (W & DW) in Tokyo. The primary purpose for attending was to gain international support from the two bodies for DEGNZ’s efforts […]

Cannes: Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

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Every year, tens of thousands of film industry people gather in Cannes for the world’s pre-eminent display of film industry gauche and sublime—the Cannes International Film Festival. Or at least that’s what used to happen. According to one local property manager, apartment rentals are down 30 – 50% for 2019’s festival, and it’s becoming a […]

The Realities of a SVOD World

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I’ve been watching the debates raging across the Tasman as the Austalian screen industry seeks to ensure the future of Australian content in the face of the realities of SVOD. Research company Roy Morgan reported in March 2019 that nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of Pay TV/Subscription TV, up 11.8% […]

6 Key Developments to Note

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There have been a significant number of developments that have occupied our time recently that are worthwhile highlighting. Firstly, the Copyright Act Review Issues Paper submission. DEGNZ made a submission, the primary focus of which was the call for recognition of director’s copyright in audiovisual content and cinematographic film. Directors are the authors of their […]