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.”
UPDATE ON LITIGATION – The hearing with the Australian Writers’ Guild and AWGACS is being heard in the Federal Court in November. More information.
A MESSAGE FOR WRITERS – Screenrights is currently contacting writers to clarify some ambiguity between the number of registrations lodged with us by AWGACS for claims to royalties on behalf of writers compared to what AWGACS says is its total membership. Read more.
Congratulations to our very own Emma Madison on being awarded the 2018 Anita Prahbu Women Leaders in Business award by the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
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 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 introduced the Express Resolution Process (ERP) in November 2015 to assist members with the resolution of their competing claims. The Express Resolution Process [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Representatives of Screenrights, the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and its collection society AWGACS today concluded a second day of mediation in relation to AWG’s ongoing [...]
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 [...]
Lawyers representing Screenrights and Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and the Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS) were once again before the Federal Court [...]
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 [...]
Members may have read recent claims made by AWG (Australian Writers Guild) and AWGACS (Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society) in the media. Whilst [...]
Screenrights has offered to mediate the issues raised by AWGACS. We consider it unfortunate therefore that AWGACS has initiated litigation. Screenrights pays the appropriate rights [...]