FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION SCHEME
1. MONITORING & PREPARATION OF CLAIMS
The following CMO’s (Collective Management Organisations) require a claim to be submitted:
The following CMOs issue checklists. Works on the returned list represent the Directors UK ‘claim’.
2. ALLOCATION OF PAYMENTS
(a) Payment allocated by the distributing society
The following societies issue full distribution information (ie. actual amount due per work).
(i) Where individual episodes in a series cannot be identified any payment for the series will be shared between the directors concerned, in proportion to the number of episodes each directed.
(ii) Where the year of production of a series is not known, and it appears on a distribution list for the first time, the first series will be allocated payment. The following year the second series will be allocated payment etc.
(b) Allocation of payments by Directors UK
The following societies issue a fixed sum to Directors UK. Allocation of individual payments is at the discretion of Directors UK.
In the case of money received from these societies the following procedure will be adopted:
2012 FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION POINTS SCHEME
When Directors UK receives a fixed sum, the following points scheme is applied:
|10 Points||Feature Films
Mini-Series (One or more parts directed by the same director)
|7 Points||Drama Series
|4 Points||Drama Soap
Comedy Panel Shows
|2 Points||Children’s Pre-School Animation
|1 Point||Awards Shows
1 point per 5 minutes of transmission time.
The amount due per work will be calculated as follows:
(a) All claims must be prepared in accordance with the requirement of the distributing society and submitted on time.
(b) All checklists must be prepared in accordance with the requirement of the distributing society and submitted on time.
(c) Every effort must be made to ensure that information contained in claims and on checklists is accurate and complete.
(d) Where appropriate, information must be submitted using CISAC standard formats.
(e) Claims can only be made in respect of works that are on the Directors UK database.
(f) Directors UK staff will use best endeavours to obtain information on works which are included on checklists and/or claims but which have not been registered on the Directors UK database. If the necessary information cannot be found for a qualifying work by the date due for the submission of information to the distributing society, the work will be removed from the claim.