Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA)

SAA is the association of European collective management organisations (CMOs) representing audiovisual authors. Its 33 members in 25 countries manage rights for over 140,000 film, television and multimedia European screenwriters and directors. The SAA is working to address the devastating situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Actions:

  • A survey on CMOs’ social funds and other measures during the COVID-19 crisis (April 2020): 20 CMOs from 15 countries reported that they have either used their regular social funds, established emergency funds or a joint fund with the film institute to help authors in financial difficulty due to the crisis. They also support authors via fast-track distributions of royalties, more money distributed, advance payments, donations to other funds and advocacy activities for adequate government support to authors.
  • Open letter by Europe’s cultural and creative sectors for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis
  • Joint film and audiovisual sector COVID-19 statement
  • Open letter in support of the cultural and creative sectors during the COVID-19 crisis, initiated by Members of the European Parliament.
  • Blog posts: “How COVID-19 contaminates the film sector” and “Authors deserve fairness, not charity” about how the pandemic affects CCIs.
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