The current Chair of the Directors UK Film Committee is Susanna White (Woman Walks Ahead, Our Kind of Traitor, Generation Kill).
The Film Committee has recently worked hard on the launch of the new Creative Rights Minimum Terms for Fiction Feature film. These minimum terms have been developed to establish reasonable best practice and define a core set of requirements that will allow a director to execute his or her work in the most efficient way, during prep, production and post production. The terms will help directors – particularly those at the beginning of their career – to protect their creative rights, improve their working conditions and prevent the erosion of the director’s role.
Initially drawn up by the Directors UK Film Committee, the initiative was spearheaded by former Directors UK Film Chairs Iain Softley and Roger Michell, along with director Jim Gillespie and Directors UK CEO Andrew Chowns. This also involved extensive consultation with key industry stakeholders including Pact, the BFI, the British Film Commissioner, BBC Films, Channel Four Films, the Production Guild and the agents’ body the Personal Managers Association.
UK film directors and their agents will require these to be incorporated in their contracts for all fiction feature films.