Screenrights, the audio-visual copyright society for Australia and New Zealand, has announced a new Cultural Fund to support innovative new projects which will foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. The total pool available for the 2018 Cultural Fund round is $AU200,000. The focus of the Cultural Fund will change each year in response to trends and issues in screen content creation.
The Screenrights Cultural Fund has been established to invest in the Screen Industry in Australia and New Zealand. The Cultural Fund can support a wide range of activities, from small individual projects and events through to large-scale initiatives.
Screenrights has announced another successful year, with distribution of more than $43.1 million dollars to more than 3,000 individual members in the 2016/17 financial year.
Screenrights is party to a voluntary industry Code of Conduct for Australian copyright collecting societies. Every three years, the Code is reviewed by an [...]
Screenrights CEO, Simon Lake said “Our members depend on copyright law to ensure that they receive a fair fee for the use of their works”.
Mr Philip Argy conducted an independent review of the Express Resolution Process. Screenrights provided draft responses to the review and sought members' feedback on Mr Argy's recommendations.
Screenrights welcomes the passing in the Senate today of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures Act) 2017. As well as improving access [...]
Screenrights introduced the Express Resolution Process (ERP) in November 2015 to assist members with the resolution of their competing claims. The Express Resolution Process [...]
The 2017 Call for submissions to the Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct review is now open. Each Collecting Society is subject to the [...]
The majority of royalties distributed to Screenrights members are through the use of your broadcast content for educational purposes. Screenrights brings filmmakers and educators [...]
Screenrights, Copyright Agency and Universities Australia welcome the introduction of amendments to streamline and update the statutory licence in the Copyright Act for copying [...]
The latest Productivity Commission report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements, including copyright law is a threat to Australian content, and rights holders to receive [...]
Screenrights Resolution is your new online portal for competing claims. You’ll be able to explore simple and practical approaches to resolving your competing claims, [...]
Record distributions, the finalisation of agreements with all Australian Universities and the expansion of Screenrights’ Government Copying Declaration to include the downloading of audio-visual material from the internet are some of the 2015-2016 financial year highlights released at the company’s AGM held in Sydney last night.
Screenrights last night announced its Board election results at its Annual General Meeting, held at the company’s office in Sydney. Joining the Screenrights Board is writer Geoffrey Atherden, best known for his multi award winning television programs including Mother and Son, BabaKiueria and Grass Roots. He has served as President of the Australian Writers’ Guild, President of the Australian Writers’ Foundation and served two terms on the Board of Screen NSW. In 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling has responded to a comment piece by Peter Martin in the Sunday Age. Martin's article inferred that Australian copyright [...]
In a recent case between the Commissioner of Taxation and the Seven Network, the Federal Court has confirmed that the Copyright Act does not [...]
Research into digital behaviours in the UK, commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office, has shown that online copyright infringement has dropped while use [...]
Do you have an Australian film or television project in financing or about to be green-lit? Have you considered Disbursements by Screenrights to manage [...]
Screenrights aims to provide the best possible experience for its members. Member feedback helps to guide our decisions. By taking five minutes to complete [...]
Screenrights made a submission to the Productivity Commission in response to its draft report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements. Screenrights expressed its concerns on [...]
The 2016 Call for submissions to the Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct review is now open. You can download the notice here. Each [...]
Screen Producers Australia has announced the twenty emerging producers for the 2016 Ones To Watch mentoring program. Now in its fourth year, Ones To [...]
The Productivity Commission released a report today, calling for a US-style fair use provision to be put into Australia’s Copyright Act. Screenrights’ submission to [...]
The March payment run saw distributions totalling $3.6 million paid to Screenrights members. 329 Screenrights members from around the world received payments. Screenrights Distribution Manager [...]
Screen Australia’s Brilliant Stories and Brilliant Careers have received a combined 452 applications – the most ever received for any funding program. The programs [...]
The Federal Government has announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Andrew Greenwood as President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for a three [...]
Applications for Screen Producers Australia’s emerging producer mentor program Ones To Watch are now open! Proudly supported by Screenrights, the Ones To Watch program [...]
On 23 December last year, the Department of Communications and the Arts published an Exposure Draft of a bill to amend the Copyright Act. The [...]
A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the costs and benefits of a ‘fair use’ scheme in Australia has now been published. Commissioned by Screenrights, APRA [...]
Screenrights welcomes the publication of the Exposure Draft of a bill to simplify and modernise elements of the Copyright Act, including the educational statutory [...]