Foreign Distributions

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 membership@directors.uk.com.
 
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:


 

COPYDAN Denmark
COPYSWEDE Sweden
DILIA Czech Republic
DIRECTORES Mexico
FILMAUTOR Bulgaria
FILMJUS Hungary
KOPIOSTO Finland
LATGA Lithuania
LITA Slovakia
NORWACO Norway
SACD France (dramatic works)
SACD/SCAM Belgium
SCAM France (factual works)
SGAE Spain
SIAE Italy
SPA Portugal
SSA Switzerland (works in the French language)
SUISSIMAGE Switzerland
VDFS Austria
VEVAM Netherlands
VG BILD-KUNST Germany
ZAPA Poland

We also have exchange arrangements with DGA (USA), DRCC (Canada), SDICS (Ireland) and ASDACS (Australia).