Issues in other repertoires and regions indicate that writers and directors still face challenges in achieving fair remuneration
In a new study released last week by CISAC (the world’s largest network of authors’ societies), royalty collections for audiovisual creators were reported as growing by nearly eight percent. Based upon figures from 2013, this positive news for writers and directors was however more than offset by a combined 10 percent fall in literary and dramatic rights collections.
The total global royalty collections for Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual (DLV) works within CISAC’s membership of three million creators amounted to €866 million in 2013. This represents a decrease of €10 million from the previous year and further analysis reveals a fragmented picture, both geographically and in terms of the three individual repertoires.
The data demonstrates that as the industry is evolving, the most progressive distributors and regions are making great headway. But elsewhere the fight for creators in this sector to make a living from their work continues unabated.