SOCIETY OF AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORS
The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) was established in 2010 by European collective management societies to represent the interests of their audiovisual authors’ members and, in particular, screenwriters and directors.
The establishment of SAA was prompted by a perceived need to enforce the legal position of writers and directors and to fight for a fair, transparent and harmonised system to remunerate European audiovisual authors for the digital use of their work. Such a system should ensure that all authors are
fairly remunerated in line with the success of their films and programmes and, at the same time, allow for easy distribution and access of works. This can only be achieved through the collective management of audiovisual authors’ rights and remuneration.