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Profile of registrant

Directors UK

Identification number in the register: 85456878990-59
Registration date: 14/06/12 16:57:16

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/05/14 11:08:42
The date of the last annual update was 19/05/14 11:08:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Directors UK
Acronym: DUK
Legal status: Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Andrew Chowns
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Victoria Morris
Position: Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8-10 Dryden Street 
London WC2E 9NA
Telephone number: (+44) 0207 240 0009
Fax number: (+44) 0207 845 9700
Other contact information: email address:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Directors UK is the professional association for film, television and all moving image directors in the UK. The organisation is both the professional association providing services and support to its members and a collecting society for the distribution of secondary rights payments to directors. It seeks to protect and enhance the creative, economic and contractual rights of directors in the UK and works closely with organisations in the UK, Europe and around the world to represent directors' rights and concerns. with over 5,000 current members it represents the overwhelming majority of working film and television directors in the UK.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 17
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Directors UK has been actively responding (either directly or via our industry organisations in Europe) to consultations in the UK and EU institutions on the following issues:

EU Policy Issues:

- EC Consultation on Assessing State Aid for Films and other Audiovisual works
- EU Consultation on online distribution of audiovisual works
- EC Directive on regulation of Collection Management Societies
- An End to buyouts in Europe - SAA, FERA & FSE joint initiative
- EC Copyright Review
- EU Private Copying
- EU - Orphan Works
- EC Licences for Europe projects

UK policy issues:
- IPO Copyright Consultation
- TV & Film Tax incentives

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 03/2013 - 02/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

We are subject to scrutiny and compliance to CISAC and its rules.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Directors UK complies with its own voluntary Code of Conduct that follows the Principles established by the British Copyright Council