Starting the new year in style, in January we paid out our latest annual UK distribution to eligible members. But what does that mean in terms of the money we collected and distributed for the programmes that directors made?
Here, we share some of the numbers crunched by our team for an insight into the scale of our most recent UK distribution.
That’s the amount paid out in our most recent UK distribution, making it our biggest UK distribution ever.
We collected and paid out money for programmes made by more than 3,850 eligible members. That’s enough people to fill more than 45 double decker buses, from top to bottom.
If you were to sit down and watch everything that was included in our latest UK distribution, you would have more than 61,000 individual titles to enjoy — a bumper binge watch indeed!
The total numbers of minutes it would take to watch everything included this UK distribution, back-to-back and across all uses. That’s equivalent to over 125,000 hours!
In this time, you could listen to Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Murder on the Dancefloor 2,233,337 times, watch Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon 678 times, or walk non-stop between Lands' End and John O’Groats 60 times.
The number of staff members who worked on processing our latest UK distribution, plus 2 more staff members in our Membership team who take on the mammoth task of tracking down and registering non-members to make sure these directors (and their estates) receive any payments due.
If you are a Directors UK member, you can help our Distribution and Membership teams by keeping your details up to date with us and by registering your credits so that we have the most relevant information possible for our UK and foreign distributions. You can do all of this through your online profile.
Our Unregistered Directors List identifies directors (or directors’ estates) who don’t benefit from the income generated by our distributions as they are not yet members of Directors UK. This list is updated every time we run a distribution and new payments become available — check out this list and share with any peers who you may recognise to let them know how being part of the Directors UK community could benefit them.
If you are a UK film or TV director and you are wondering if you are eligible to join us, you can find out more here.