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News2021-03-26T13:19:04+10:00
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Recent Submissions

1 Jul 2020|

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.

Screenrights and COVID-19

19 Mar 2020|

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.

Vale Martin Armiger

29 Nov 2019|

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 Board Director Vote

16 Sep 2019|

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.

2019 Cultural Fund Open for Applications

11 Mar 2019|

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.

Transition to 4-Year Distribution Period

22 Jan 2019|

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.

Competing Claims Fund

12 Dec 2018|

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.

2018 Cultural Fund Recipients Announced

3 Oct 2018|

Screenrights has announced the recipients of our inaugural Cultural Fund, three projects that present innovative solutions to overcoming barriers to access and use of meaningful screen content. The Screenrights Cultural Fund was [...]

Screenrights Chief Executive steps down

30 Jul 2018|

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.”

We’ve launched our Cultural Fund

30 Apr 2018|

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 Focus

11 Sep 2017|

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.

Thank You For Your Feedback

14 Aug 2017|

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.

Express Resolution Process Independent Review

8 Jun 2017|

Screenrights introduced the Express Resolution Process (ERP) in November 2015 to assist members with the resolution of their competing claims. The Express Resolution Process has now helped many members resolve their claims: It is [...]

New Enhance TV Editorial Policy

24 Mar 2017|

The majority of royalties distributed to Screenrights members are through the use of your broadcast content for educational purposes. Screenrights brings filmmakers and educators together through its online resource centre, Enhance TV. Enhance TV [...]

We’d Like to Hear From You!

24 Mar 2017|

Take this opportunity to let us know what you're interested in hearing about. It will go a long way in helping us to improve our member communication, so please take a minute to complete [...]

Inspired Start to 2017

16 Jan 2017|

Our offices had an unusual post holiday buzz last week. No slow start into the year at Screenrights! We very much believe it was the presence of our talented and creative members milling about [...]

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

20 Dec 2016|

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, in a new and easy to navigate online service hub. [...]

Vale Georgia Blain

13 Dec 2016|

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our friend and colleague, Georgia Blain. Georgia worked with Screenrights for almost 20 years, from 1997 until last year. Georgia’s contribution to Screenrights [...]

Screenrights Member Meetings

31 Aug 2016|

Our wonderful Member Relations team will be holding a number of member meetings around the country (and New Zealand) in October. If you'd be interested in having a meeting with a Member Relations representative [...]

Screenrights Member Survey 2016 Results

12 Aug 2016|

The results of our 2016 Member Survey are in (and presented below in a colourful infographic)! See what respondents had to say about us, themselves, and copyright in general. If you have any questions [...]

Screenrights’ Submission to Productivity Commission

3 Jun 2016|

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 behalf of the membership that the draft report’s recommendations are [...]

2016 Competing Claims Deadline

1 Jun 2016|

The 2016 competing claims deadline is fast approaching. June 15 is the last date for resolving competing claims which involve royalties subject to the 2016 deadline. If you are currently resolving a competing claim [...]

Give us Your Opinion!

31 May 2016|

Take a minute to fill out our three-question survey so that we can make the newsletter more interesting for you. Do you think that Off the Air is delivering you great information each edition? [...]

Screenrights’ March Distributions

18 Apr 2016|

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 Sean Price said the March payment run was the biggest [...]

Screenrights at AIDC 2016

4 Feb 2016|

Screenrights is proudly supporting the Australian International Documentary Conference in Melbourne from 28 February – 2 March this year. In addition to our stall on the market floor, we will be presenting a session, [...]

Welcome to Screenrights

3 Feb 2016|

Well, we hope you're at least a little bit familiar with us already. But just in case you need to brush up on who we are or what we do, we've created a lovely [...]

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