FESAAL Annual Congress 2020 Latin American Audiovisual Authors

Latin American audiovisual societies will be the founders of the first International Confederation of Audiovisual Authors. Watch the testimonies of the Screenwriters and Directors in the video attached here. Read More

Uruguayan government passed new laws that establish a Right to Remuneration for Audiovisual Creators and increase the author’s rights protection period up to 70 years

On December 18, the Uruguayan Parliament passed the author's rights law for the Audiovisual sector, enacted by the current President Tabaré Vázquez, with the support of all political parties. Read More

Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Authors‘ Societies was held.

The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors– FESAAL, held their Annual Congress on October 2nd and 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, gathering the Audiovisual Authors representing the member societies, together with their technicians, in two working days, where the main focus of the meeting was the defence of authors ´rights in the region. Read More

DASC and REDES signed with Caracol and RCN TV networks for the author´s rights collection in Colombia

The most important television networks in Colombia, Caracol Televisión and Canal RCN, recognize and sign a payment agreement for the Colombian author’s rights for Audiovisual Directors and Screenwriters, through DASC – Directors Colombia and REDES – Screenwriters Colombia CMOs. Read More

New Annual Congress of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors FESAAL

The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors will hold their upcoming annual congress in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on October 2nd and 3rd, which once again will gather Authors and technicians of their member Latin American CMOs. Read More

The Korean Directors sign an agreement as an adherent association of FESAAL

After the signature of a memorandum of cooperation, collaboration and understanding, the DGK– Directors Guild of Korea – joins the Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors as an adjoin association. Read More

Latin America advances: FESAAL Technical Committee

Training sessions took place, with the presence of all member management societies of FESAAL. Latin America keeps moving forward for the defence of Authors´rights for their Audiovisual Authors, on their territory and all over the world. Read More

FESAAL signs a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation and collaboration with the International entities W&DW and APASER

In the framework of the W&DW Annual Congress, celebrated in the city of Moscow, FESAAL signed a collaboration and cooperation Memorandum of Understanding with W&DW y APASER Read More

Latin America: Audiovisual Authors Live a Historic Moment

With the birth of FESAAL – Latin American Audiovisual Authors´ Federation – authors´ right is strengthened throughout the region. Read More

Another Latin American success: Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Authors

The Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Authors was held on December 12th, 13th and 14th in the city of Havana, Cuba, within the frame of the renowned International Festival of New Cinema of Havana, in its 40th edition. Read More

Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Creators – Havana – Cuba 2018

On the next month of December, the Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Creators will be held in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba, which will gather the Creators of Latin America in a unique encounter with the Cuban Authors for the first time. Read More

ADAL helps the creation of the Panamanian Society of Directors and Screenwriters.

On October 27, it was held by Mario Mitrotti — with a long career as Director and Producer of Films, Television and Theater; President of ADAL (Alliance of Latin American Audiovisual Directors) and President of DASC (Colombian Society of Audiovisual Directors) — a lecture entitled “Protect your works with copyright” in the city of Panama, with a large participation of local audiovisual authors. Read More

Brazil “Our sacred Author’s Rights” ever closer!

After a long struggle to obtain a fair remuneration, the Brazilian audiovisual creators are one step closer to achieving. Read More

AN UNPARALLELED PROGRESS: The Brazilian Audiovisual Authors will finally collect author’s rights

From ADAL we want to express happiness in this unparalleled advance: after a long struggle for the recognition of their rights, the Brazilian authors met with the Minister of Culture - Mr. Sérgio Sá Leitão - who has communicated the early authorization of the management societies DBCA, GEDAR and INTERARTIS to begin with the collection of rights in the territory of Brazil and around the world Read More

(Español) Creación de nueva Alianza en Latinoamérica

(Español) ALGyD – Alianza Latinoamericana de Guionistas y Dramaturgos Read More

Latin American Audiovisual Directors Alliance – ADAL – supports a new petition in Support of the Right to Remuneration of European Audiovisual Creators

Writers & Directors Worldwide has restated its support for the European “Fair Remuneration for Screenwriters and Directors” campaign with a call for all members and partners to sign a new online petition for equitable treatment. Read More


After the long fight concluded with the sanction of the Pepe Sanchez's Law - which installs remuneration rights for Directors and Screenwriters in the entire Colombian territory. Read More

W&DW Executive Committee Meeting – Buenos Aires – Video

(Español) La reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de Writers and Directors Worldwide se celebró los días 25 y 26 de enero en Buenos Aires, en las oficinas de DAC - Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos, como sociedad host. Read More

W&DW Venice 2017 Annual Conference

On the 15th and 16th of this month, the annual W&DW congress took place in the amazing city of Venice, without a doubt it was an unprecedented summit of creators. There, the election of a new ... Read More

ARGENTORES present a Special Mention to Silvio Caiozzi

(Español) El 11 de Septiembre, ARGENTORES festejó el día del Autor con una distinguida gala de entrega de premios a la Producción Autoral 2016. Read More

ADAL Annual Meeting – Lisbon 2017

On the 7th of July, within the framework of CISAC's General Assembly, the annual meeting of our Alliance was held in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Read More

(Español) Aprobación Ley Pepe Sánchez

(Español) Los Autores Colombianos hoy celebran su mejor noticia: La Ley Pepe Sánchez, la cual defiende los derechos de Directores y Guionistas en el territorio Colombiano se ha hecho realidad. Read More

CISAC – Latin American and Caribbean Committee –Valparaiso 2017

Last April the CISAC – Latin American and Caribbean Committee was held in the city of Valparaiso, Chile. Many international societies participated during the three rewarding days. Read More

Writers & Directors Congress – Rio 2016

The Annual Writers & Directors Worldwide Congress was held in September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It took place on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September and a large number of authors from all over the world participated in the event. Read More

Day of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies – Bogotá 2016

Within the framework of the CISAC Latin America and Caribbean Committee, a Day of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies was held. Many audiovisual directors and screenwriters from around the world attended the event. Read More

The Pepe Sánchez Law – The hope for a new reality

The Road towards the Author’s Rights of Audiovisual Directors and Writers Begins. Read More

The Audiovisual Campaign


Welcome DBCA – Directores Brasileiros de Cinema e do Audiovisual – Rio/Brasilia 2015

Great level of attendance of Directors and general audience for the launching of DBCA - Directores Brasileiros de Cinema e do Audiovisual - in the city of Brasilia and two days later in Rio de Janeiro. Its Presidente Sylvio Back (below, to the right) gave a warm welcome to the public and the international guests which were part of this important event. Read More

CISAC General Meeting – Brussels 2015

Last June, the CISAC General Meeting took place in Brussels with a high level of attendance of business organizations from all over the world, and a specially successful one from Latin America. Read More


In this video you will find a summary of the sessions held in Cartagena and Bogotá. Read More

Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Committee – CISAC in Buenos Aires

The CISAC’s Latin American and Caribbean Committee met in Buenos Aires on April 20, 21 and 22 and DAC hosted the Congress of Audiovisual, Dramatic and Literary Partnerships. Read More

Debates on Audiovisual Director’s Rights in Colombia

In March, DASC – (Spanish initials for Colombian Partnership of Audiovisual Directors), together with the President of Writers & Directors Worldwide Yves Nilly, a delegation of DAC Directors (Spanish initials for Argentine Cinematographic Directors), the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean - CISAC Attorney at law Santiago Schuster, the General Director of the Association of Author’s Rights in Colombia Attorney at law Giancarlo Marcenaro Jiménez and the renowned President of the rising DBCA – Diretores Brasileiros de Cinema e do Audiovisual Sylvio Back, were present in the Debates on Audiovisual Director’s Rights, conducted during the 55th FICCI (Spanish initials for International Festival of Cartagena de Indias). Read More

Congratulations Alejandro González Iñárritu ​and​ Emmanuel Lubezki ​for the Oscar Awards.

Obtaining an international award is just the result of combining effort and talent. To excel in Cannes, the Golden Globe Award, in BAFTA, the Venice International Film Festival and now to receive an Oscar is not a coincidence, it only affirms that this is the exclusive result of his great talent and dedication; such features have hoisted up the art of the film director, both in Mexico and abroad over the past few years. Read More

DASC – Director​s​ Colombia has signed a new international agreement

After signing a new international agreement with the German society Bild Kunst, DASC improves its international presence. Read More

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sends bill in favour of audiovisual rights to Congress

The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, in a public ceremony at the Government Office has signed the bill promoted by CISAC, W&D, and ATN-Chile, to give directors and screenwriters inalienable right to remuneration. This news has an impact throughout Latin America in favor of legislation for audiovisual creators.The bill must be approved by Congress in the coming months Read More

DASC training in DAC

Last November, a training course was held at DAC's offices in Buenos Aires, where staff from DASC - Colombian Directors - deepened the knowledge in areas that were vital for the continuous progress regarding audiovisual authors' copyright collection. Read More

W&DW Congress – México 2014

With such a great involvement Latin American and European societies, was held the Congress of W&DW in the city of Mexico DF. Enjoy in this video, interviews with their representatives, their discussions and of course the wonderful scenery of the city of Mexico. Read More

The Mexico Manifesto

The Congreso Internacional de Creadores (International Creators Congress) of CISAC met in October in the city of Mexico, DF, with record participation and a large number of important conclusions. Read More

Author’s Rights in Chile

Bachelet supports changes in the law regarding directors and scriptwriters' author's rights so that the creators of audiovisual works can earn royalties for the broadcast of their work. Read More

DASC Office Opening in Bogota

In February 2014, two technicians from DAC (Argentine Film Directors) traveled to Bogota to provide technical assistance for the start-up of DASC (Colombian Society Audiovisual Directors) offices and training for the fields “Statements of new works” and “Systems”. Read More

Annual Meeting of ADAL – April 2014

Next April 2014, the Annual Meeting of ADAL will be held in the city of Quito – Ecuador, on the occasion of the regional meeting of the Latin American and... Read More

Training for Management Associations

During November 2013 DAC trained, in its offices in Buenos Aires, the technical staff that will be in charge of the sister entity DASC... Read More

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Members of ADAL

[bandera] CHILE

Society of Audiovisual Directors, Screenwriters and Playwrights

[bandera] ARGENTINA

Directors Argentina

[bandera] COLOMBIA

Audiovisual Directors Colombian Association

[bandera] BRASIL

Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Directors

[bandera] MÉXICO

Audiovisual Work Makers, Public Interest Collective Management Association

[bandera] PARAGUAY

Collective entity of management of audiovisual authors of Paraguay

Societies of Screenwriters belonging to ADAL

[bandera] ARGENTINA

General Society of Authors of Argentina

[bandera] BRASIL

Society of Writers Authors Rights

[bandera] COLOMBIA

Colombian Society of Audiovisual, Theatre, Radio and New Technology Writers

[bandera] MÉXICO

General Society of Writers of Mexico

[bandera] MÉXICO

Society of Cinema, Radio and Television Scriptwriters and Screenwriters

To support the creation of Audiovisual Authors’ Right Management Associations in Latin America, sponsored by CISAC´s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean–Confederación Internacional de Sociedad de Autores y Compositores (International Confederation of Authors and Composers Associations).

International Confederation of Authors and Composers Associations

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