Writers & Directors Worldwide, the council dedicated to fighting for audiovisual authors’ rights, has elected Argentinean film director and screenwriter, Horacio Maldonado, as its new president.
The election took place as audiovisual authors internationally gathered at its 2017 congress in Venice to plan and share best practice in their fights for audiovisual authors rights. The Council also elected a new vice-president and executive committee.
Horacio, whose candidature was uncontested, has a broad experience base on which to draw. He is a long-standing member of the council’s executive committee and had previously served as its vice-president. In addition to his work as a director and screenwriter, Horacio is also a film producer, general secretary of Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos (DAC) and the General Coordinator of the Alianza de Directores Audiovisuales Latinoamericanos (ADAL).
Together with the outgoing president, Yves Nilly, he has helped drive Latin America’s leading role in The Audiovisual Campaign, with the laws of both Chile and Colombia being updated in favour of audiovisual authors over the past year.