Support letter from SGAE

SGAE (logo)Society of General Authors and Editors

Madrid, September 3, 2015

SGAE manages audiovisual authorial rights pertaining to directors, scriptwriters, authors of dialogues, literary arguments and preexisting literary works, adapters and translators. Managed rights include the rights to public communication- projection in cinemas, broadcast on television, retransmission by cable and exhibition in public places-, private copying rights, rent and loan, online rights or Internet rights and, finally, so long as the contract between the author and the producer includes a title clause, the rights from the selling of their works in video, DVD and other related media.

At SGAE we have more than 115 years of experience in the defense of authorial rights in Spain and in the rest of the world, exercised internationally through reciprocal representation agreements with other sister societies.

We support the initiative of our Brazilian colleagues of strengthening the protection of rights of audiovisual cinematographic directors.

Hence, we will be at their disposal, contributing to the development of the society through the necessary tools and our experience in the management of audiovisual authors’ rights.

We hope that, soon, we can all celebrate the approval of the authors’ rights collective management society DBCA by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, as well as their incorporation to the community of CISAC members.

José Luis Acosta


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With the strong support of


Latin American Audiovisual Directors Alliance

Societies which provide their support with reciprocal agreements ​to Diretores Brasileiros de Cinema e do Audiovisual


National Theater, Film and Audiovisual Authors Association


General Association of Film and Audiovisual Directors Authors from the Argentine Republic.


Audiovisual Directors Colombian Association


Audiovisual Work Makers,


DAMA (logo) Derechos de Autor de Medios Audiovisuales See support letter

SACD (logo) Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques See support letter

Directors UK (logo) Directors UK
See support letter

ADAL (logo) Alianza de Directores Audiovisuales Latinoamericanos See support letter

DAC (logo) Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos See support letter

Writers and Directors (logo) Writers & Directors Worldwide
See support letter

ATN (logo) Sociedad de Autores Nacionales de Teatro, Cine y Audiovisuales See support letter

Directores México (logo) Directores México
See support letter

SGAE (logo) Sociedad General de Autores y Editores
See support letter

SIAE (logo) Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori
See support letter