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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: 27/04/2015 15:03:42
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 15:03:42
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Society of Audiovisual Authors


scrl (Belgian law)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Rue du Prince Royal, 87
Brussels 1050

(+0032) 02 894 93 30

    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.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Copyright/authors’ rights and broader Intellectual Property Policy
Cultural policy
Audiovisual policy
Taxation policy
Trade policy

SAA White Paper on Audiovisual Authors' rights and remuneration, published on 23 March 2015:;
SAA White Paper launch on 23 March 2015 at Solvay Library;
SAA, FERA and FSE Manifesto on Putting Authors back at the Heart of culture & copyright:







SAA drafted written contributions to the following consultations:

- European Commission consultation on Copyright, December 2013
- European Commission consultation on converged media, August 2013
- Collective Rights Management Directive, April 2014
- European Parliament resolution on private copying levies
- Participant in the Licences for Europe stakeholder dialogue, 2013

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

100%: 2   75%: 1   50%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

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

    Fields of interest

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

    Membership and affiliation

Member organisations:

SAA is not a member of any formal associations/(con)federations/networks or other bodies. We do collaborate with other European organisations on an ad hoc basis and are an observer of the EU Observatory on Infringements of IP rights.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

300,000 € - 399,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

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