Category: Screenrights News

Screenrights has announced changes to its educational video resources platform, EnhanceTV, which is is shifting its focus towards offering services to schools in collaboration with other resource centres.
The Federal Government has announced today that it will move ahead with Australian copyright reforms, to "better support the needs of Australians to access content in an increasingly digital environment."
In June 2020, Screenrights made submissions to the ACCC and to the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications on behalf of our members and stakeholders.
There is a role for Screenrights to play in helping content creators understand the usage of their content by educational institutions. Here are the steps we're taking to address this need.
Screenrights is very conscious of the difficult times that our screen and education sectors are facing as a result of the uncertainties around COVID-19. We are thinking about what we can do to support our members who are being impacted by the pandemic.
Screenrights is sad to share the news of the loss of our former Board director Martin Armiger, who passed away in France on Wednesday 27 November.
Screenrights had the pleasure of hosting Last Frame Productions in our creative workshop spaces last week for a writing workshop for their digital series ‘Kara, Infected’.
There will be 1 Authorial Director and 2 General Director vacancies on Screenrights’ Board of Directors at the next AGM, and Screenrights members are invited to vote for candidates to the office of Director on Screenrights' Board.
Screenrights' inaugural 2018 Cultural Fund recipients are on track with their incredible initiatives, and we're pleased to share the following updates on their progress.
Screenrights’ Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Policy has now been updated to reflect the establishment of our now Competing Claims Fund. To access the full policy and find out more about competing claims, please refer to the Screenrights Resolution website.
The Screenrights Cultural Fund is looking for new projects that are innovative, display professional craft, and represent a benchmark of excellence in their field. Up to A$50,000 is available for each successful applicant.
Screenrights has announced that we will be transitioning from a 6-year distribution period to a 4-year distribution period for members. Royalties from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 distribution years will close simultaneously on 30 June 2020.
Screenrights Chair Jill Bryant today announced that James Dickinson has been appointed as the non-profit’s new Chief Executive. Dickinson says, “I’m honoured to lead Screenrights and its people at a time of dynamic change in the screen industry."
Screenrights is pleased to announce that we are establishing a new Competing Claims Fund, to ensure that all members have at least a year for their competing claims to be resolved.
Screenrights Chair Jill Bryant announced today that she had received Chief Executive Simon Lake’s resignation. “It is with great reluctance that we’ve accepted Simon’s decision to resign to address a serious health issue.”
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our friend and colleague, Janet Keane.
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.
Member relations and service design are key focus areas for Screenrights in providing efficient, accessible rights management pathways for our members in the screen industry.
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.

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