Last week, our friends at the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) published a declaration calling for a right to remuneration to be included in the Copyright Directive.
Currently, the majority of European screenwriters and directors receive no remuneration when their movies and series are watched on digital platforms in Europe. The aim of the declaration, and its accompanying petition, is to persuade EU decision-makers to protect directors before their vote on 27 March.
The SAA have set a target of 30,000 signatures from directors across Europe, to help deliver their message and secure a fair deal for directors in an evolving digital landscape. The declaration is also supported by The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) and the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE).
The declaration, which you can read here, has already been signed by 126 European screenwriters and directors, including members of the Directors UK Board. Now we are inviting you to join them in their efforts by signing the petition using the link below.