SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS has been established to ensure rightsholders of British productions benefit wherever possible.
In some European countries authors (rightsholders) of films and television programmes are entitled to payment when their work is copied from broadcast channels or the internet, rented or used for educational purposes. The authors of a production (or a specific element of a production) are usually recognised as being the writer, director and composer but in some countries it can also include the cinematographer, the editor and designers – the craft rightsholders.
SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS currently has agreements with collecting societies in Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden and issued its first payments in November 2011.
SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS is a not for profit organisation, jointly established by BECTU, BSC, GBCT and BFE and with the full support of BFDG to collect and distribute payments due to craft rightsholders.