Throughout the European Union (and in several other countries) film and television directors are legally recognised as being authors of their work. This right of authorship may give directors an entitlement to receive payment for certain uses of their work – such as cable retransmission, private copying, video rentals.
These payments are administered through the international network of authors’ collecting societies.
Directors UK has concluded agreements with societies in over 20 countries and has collected considerable sums of money on behalf of British film and television directors over the past twenty years.
It is in your interest to register with Directors UK as soon as possible to ensure you receive any payment due to you. Contact the Membership department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the Rules of Distribution for foreign payments click here.
If you have received a foreign payment from Directors UK and would like further information about VAT, EC Sales lists or the codes used on your invoice please click here.
Directors UK currently has agreements with the following collecting societies:
|SACD||France (dramatic works)|
|SCAM||France (factual works)|
|SSA||Switzerland (works in the French language)|
We also have exchange arrangements with DGA (USA), DRCC (Canada), SDICS (Ireland) and ASDACS (Australia).