Writers & Directors Worldwide Executive Committee Shares Global 2018 Objectives in New Video

The Writers & Directors Worldwide executive committee gathered in Buenos Aires last week for their first meeting chaired by new president, director and screenwriter Horacio Maldonado. In addition to announcing a new support program for emerging authors’ societies the group also detailed its 2018 strategy to strengthen global partnerships. https://youtu.be/DSYEAokvcbY In this new video, members of the executive committee discuss the importance of this strategy for audiovisual authors across the world.The film was produced by Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos (DAC) who also hosted the meeting. The English version is shown above but you may also view this with French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles if you prefer.


“We were very proud to receive all our colleagues from the Writers & Directors Worldwide executive committee here in Buenos Aires. We have put together a work program that we are going to execute in the next two years, and which will lead to the creation of new copyright management societies around the world. This will help us to join together and to strengthen our support for authors everywhere.” Horacio Maldonado – Director, Screenwriter and President of Writers & Directors Worldwide
"A new year, new projects. As vice-president of Writers & Directors Worldwide, and with a new executive committee, we will continue to expand the organisation, strengthening its presence in all continents. It is a huge project!" Yves Nilly – Screenwriter and Vice-President of Writers & Directors Worldwide
"Writers & Directors Worldwide, together with CISAC, has decided to expand the space of author’s rights in the world by 2018. The action already started in Latin America supporting the new collective management organisations that represent the audiovisual creators, but also with the Pan–African society of creators in the African continent and also in India. Based on how successful this has been but that five-years ago seemed absurd, there are no tasks that sound unattainable." Marcelo Piñeyro – Film Director, Screenwriter and Vice-President of CISAC