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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.

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