Rules of Distribution - Foreign

FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION SCHEME

1.    MONITORING & PREPARATION OF CLAIMS

(a)    CLAIMS
The following CMO’s (Collective Management Organisations) require a claim to be submitted:

  • Suissimage
  • VDFS


(b) CHECKLISTS
The following CMOs issue checklists. Works on the returned list represent the Directors UK ‘claim’.

DILIA Czech Republic
KOPIOSTO Finland
SACD France
SCAM France
SGAE Spain
SIAE Italy
VEVAM Netherlands
FILMJUS Hungary
LATGA-A Lithuania
ZAPA Poland


2.    ALLOCATION OF PAYMENTS

(a)    Payment allocated by the distributing society

The following societies issue full distribution information (ie. actual amount due per work).

DILIA Czech Republic
SUISSIMAGE Switzerland
FILMJUS Hungary
KOPIOSTO Finland
LATGAA Lithuania
LITA Slovakia
SACD France
SCAM France
SGAE Spain
SIAE Italy
VDFS Austria
VEVAM Netherlands
ZAPA Poland
SSA Switzerland
LATGAA Lithuania

(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.

VG BILD-KUNST Germany
COPYDAN Denmark
NORWACO Norway
COPYSWEDE Sweden

In the case of money received from these societies the following procedure will be adopted:

  • Every effort will be made to identify British works transmitted on the relevant channels during the period concerned. These will be included in the distribution.

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)
Single Drama
Single Documentary
7 Points Drama Series
Documentary Series
Animation
Broken Comedy
Sit Com
4 Points Drama Soap
Factual
Comedy Panel Shows
3 Points Variety
Performance
2 Points Children’s Pre-School Animation
Children’s Pre-School
Lifestyle Entertainment
Reality
Short
1 Point Awards Shows
Games Shows
Chat Show/Debate

DURATION

1 point per 5 minutes of transmission time.

The amount due per work will be calculated as follows:

  • Duration Points x Points per Genre = Total Points Allocation
  • Total received ÷ Total Points Allocation = Points value
  • Points Allocation x Points Value = Amount due per work.

3.    ADMINISTRATION

(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.