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POLICY DOCUMENTS & LEAFLETS

 


Policy statements

 
  • Fair Remuneration for Screenwriters & Directors. FSE, together with FERA, endorsed SAA's flyer "What’s missing in the Directive proposal for the remuneration of audiovisual authors online?". March 2017. Read here.
  • FSE co-signed a letter of support to Croatian film-makers in their mobilization against political interference. This letter written by organisations representing film and TV directors, screenwriters and other creators, producers, distributors and publishers of film and TV content and cinema operators, was sent to Croatia President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament. March 2017. Read here
  • FSE co-signed a message from the Audiovisual Sector Coalition to the members of the Council IP Working Party on the proposed Regulation extending the application of the Country of Origin principle. February 2017. Read here.
  • FSE co-signed a letter addressed by SGAE to President of Spanish Government Mr. Rajoy regarding Private coopying regulation. March 2017. Read here.
  • 2017.02.02 FSE supports the Writers Guilds of America's position on US "Muslim Ban", a statement from Robert Taylor, FSE President > read here
  • 2015.12.09 European Copyright: Commission commits to action on authors’ remunerationFSE co-signed a SAA/FERA/FSE press release > read here.
  • FSE co-signed a joint letter with several other organisations of the audiovisual sector addressed to the European Commission on "Making the Digital Single Market Work: Key Principles for the Film and Audiovisual Sector" (April 2015). > read
  • FSE co-signed a joint Creators and Performers Statement regarding the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) proceedings on the Spanish private copying compensation system – Case C-470/14 (Jan. 2015). > read
  • FSE co-signed a joint Creators and Performers Statement to DG CONNECT regarding its public consultation on cloud computing (Oct. 2014). > read
  • FSE co-signed a letter addressed to Ms. Farida Shaheed, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations in the field of cultural rights who launched an open consultation on the impact of intellectual property regimes on the enjoyment of right to science and culture, in which she was also interested “in learning more about the concrete obstacles met by authors, creators and inventors, such as scientists and artists, to enjoy this right" (September 2014) > read
  • FSE and other creators’ organisations co-signed a letter to several commissioners, including Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, with regard to the European Commission’s discussion to reform the EU copyright acquis (June 2014) > read
  • Together with SAA and FERA, FSE co-signed a joint manifesto addressed to new MEPs detailing what Europe’s screenwriters’ and directors’ organisations expect from the new Parliament to put authors back at the heart of culture and copyright (June 2014) > read
  • FSE contributed to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules organised by the European Commission / Internal Market, Intellectual Property, Copyright
    (March 2014)
    > read
  • FSE co-signed a press statement which welcomes MEP Ms Castex’ report on Private Copying (February 2014) > read
  • FSE contributed together with SAA and FERA to the public consultation on the European Commission Green Paper "Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values" (Sept 2013). > read
  • FSE contributed to the public consultation on a draft Communication from the European Commission on State Aid for Films and other Audiovisual Works (June 2013).
    Read FSE contribution here.
  • FSE and 12 other organisations issued the Declaration on Private Copying Remuneration,  to give a reminder of why private copying combined with fair remuneration remains essential (Sept. 2012). > read

  • FSE co-signed a joint statement “Against Coercive Contractual Practices”, together with other creators’ groups, upon an initiative from the European Composers and Songwriters Alliance (ECSA) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). Jan 2012.
    > read the statement
  • Joint Proposal for amendments to the EP draft report on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union. FIA/FERA/FSE/UNI-MEI. April 2012.
    > read the proposal
  • FSE-FERA-SAA Joint Statement: AN END TO BUYOUTS IN EUROPE. Three important authors’ bodies are coming together to demand legislation for equitable rights payments for European film and television directors and screenwriters. They are calling for unwaivable enforceable rights, fair contracts and stronger resistance to arguments put out by the pirate lobby. 10 April 2012. > read the statement
  • FSE reacted to Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes's speech "Who feeds the artist?" - Forum d'Avignon, France, 19/11/2011 > read our letter
  • FSE contributed to the consultation on the "Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market", Nov. 2011 > read  ---  Consult the contributions of the Writers Guild of Sweden and of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.
  • FSE co-signed Creators’ Statement on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain permitted uses of orphan works, Oct 2011 > read
  • FSE contribution to EU consultation on “Challenges of the Digital Era for Film Heritage Institutions”, Sept 2011
    > read
  • FSE contribution to EU Public Consultation on “Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works”, Sept. 2011 > read

  • Joint statement of the European federations representing cultural and creative workers, in favour of the Gallo report “on enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market”. September 2010 > read

  • FSE's contribution to the 2010 EU Public Consultation on the Open Internet and Net Neutrality in Europe > read
  • FSE's contribution to the 2009 EU Consultation on Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market
    > read

  • Joint statement of the European federations representing cultural and creative workers, on collective representation of freelancers in Europe. February 2010
    > read

 


Policy documents
  • FSE Three Year Plan 2015-2018 > download

  • Declaration of the First World Conference of Screenwriters (Athens, Greece, 6&7 Nov. 09) > download
  • Public hearing at European Parliament on the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (1 June 2006), by Christina Kallas, President FSE > download

 


Leaflets
  • European Screenwriters’ Income in 2012: An Overview
    > download pdf
  • Leaflet on Effective State Aid for Screenwriting and Development > download
  • Leaflet on VAT for screenwriters in Europe > download
  • Some tips from the Writers Guild of America to increase the writers' status at film festivals > read

 


Other documents
  • Keynote address by Christina Kallas, President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, at the Second World Conference of Screenwriters, Barcelona, 9th November 2012.
  • An interview with Christina Kallas, President of the FSE, by Tom Green, published in the magazine of the Writers Guild of Great Britain on 09 January 2012.
  • Book of the Conference on European Screenwriting, Thessaloniki, 21 & 22 Nov. 2006 > download (this document has been designed for duplex printing)
  • Programme of the Conference on European Screenwriting, Thessaloniki, 21 & 22 Nov. 2006 > download
  • Conclusions of FAGA and ALMA Ist Meeting of Spanish Scriptwriters, Valencia, 1-3 October 2010 > download

 

 
 
   
 
 
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