Location: Fordham Law School Building, Skadden Conference Center, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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Wednesday, May 4 • 10:50am - 11:10am
Creation, regulation, remuneration? The case of screenwriters and directors in film and television fiction.

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Film and television fiction in Flanders, Belgium, has known some marked international success in recent years. However, there are concerns about whether or not screenwriters and directors receive monetary rewards for this success. In media economic approaches to audiovisual media, individual creators’ income is usually not addressed, but it may impact the value chain as a whole. This paper gives an overview of interdisciplinary perspectives on remuneration for screenwriters and directors and actors of film and television. It will also address authors’ own perspectives on the matter, and a disconcerting lack of data to gain further insight. The paper then focuses on policy discourse and legislative measures in the field of authors’ rights and copyright. In Belgium as well as Europe, the legislative framework governing authors’ rights is in flux. This paper will aim to assess the role the principle of fair remuneration for authors plays within this policy discourse.

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Eva Van Passel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Hans van Kranenburg

Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. Dr. H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg is full professor of Corporate Strategy at Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen School of Management, the Netherlands. He is head of the Strategy group at the department of Business Administration. He was a visiting scholar at University of Oxford... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am EDT
Costantino B Law School
  Media Policies & Regulations
  • Manuscript # 1111
  • Session # B13