In July 2001, Directors UK secured a rights agreement with British broadcasters covering payment for secondary use of members’ works.

Under the terms of the Directors’ Rights Agreement Directors UK receives an annual payment to compensate freelance television directors for the secondary use of their work.

Directors UK is charged with the responsibility of devising, implementing and administering a scheme for the distribution of payments to individual directors.  This takes account of the type of programme, the length of the work and the form of the secondary use.  The scheme is based on information supplied by broadcasters.

The scheme applies to all works for which the director was engaged under a freelance contract which commenced on or after 1st July 2001. To benefit, directors must be registered with Directors UK as full or distribution only members.

If you think you may be due payment under these new arrangements or require further information contact Simone Cammarota at the Directors UK office on

For full details of the scheme, either click here for the online version or below to download the PDF.

If you have received a UK payment from Directors UK and would like further information on VAT and the codes used on your invoice please click here.

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