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Society of Audiovisual Authors

Identification number in the register: 99336382936-11
Registration date: 04/01/2010 16:30:23

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/12/2013 09:44:05
The date of the last annual update was: 09/12/2013 09:44:05

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Society of Audiovisual Authors


scrl (Belgian law)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Rue du Prince Royal, 87
Brussels 1050

(+0032) 02 894 93 30

(+0032) 02 894 93 34

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Cécile Despringre

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Cécile Despringre

Executive Director

    Goals / remit

About SAA
The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) is the grouping of Audiovisual Authors’ Collective Management Societies in Europe. Through its 25 members in 18 countries, it currently represents 120,000 screenwriters and directors of films, TV programmes and other audiovisual works. The organisation’s objectives are:

• To defend and strengthen the economic and moral rights of audiovisual authors (screenwriters and directors);
• To develop, promote and facilitate the management of rights by member societies;
• To secure fair remuneration for audiovisual authors for every use of their works.

SAA was established in 2010 because of a perceived need to strengthen the legal position of audiovisual authors (screenwriters and directors) and to lobby for a fair, transparent and harmonised system of remuneration for the digital use of films and other audiovisual programmes.



SAA drafted written contributions to the following consultations:

- 1st meeting of the Media intergroup of the European Parliament, chaired by Jean-Marie Cavada, French conservative MEP on February 2010.
- European Commission Green Paper – Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries, July 2010.
- European Commission consultation on behalf of the Reflection Group (Comité des Sages) on boosting cultural heritage online in Europe, September 2010.
- European Commission consultation on the implementation of the Electronic Commerce Directive (200/31/EC) on November 2010.
- European Commission consultation on the future of the MEDIA programme after 2013.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Cécile DESPRINGRE 12/11/2014 10/11/2015
James Taylor 11/11/2014 07/11/2015
Mélanie Amilhat 20/01/2015 15/01/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2012  -  12/2012

200,000  € - 250,000  €

0 €

0 €

    Code of conduct

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