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.”
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.
The fight against piracy has claimed a significant victory, with new, previously unreleased research showing that court-ordered site blocks, year-on-year, led to a 25% reduction in piracy overall and a 53% reduction in use of the online pirate sites subject to a blocking order.
Screenrights acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The Screenrights office is only open to staff from Thursday 19 March 2020, due to COVID-19 arrangements.