Society of Audiovisual Authors

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.75 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

27

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Society of Audiovisual Authors   (SAA)

    EU Transparency Register

    99336382936-11 First registered on 04 Jan 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The Society of Audiovisual Authors is the umbrella association of European collective management organisations representing audiovisual authors. Its 33 members in 25 countries manage rights for over 160,000 film, television and multimedia European screenwriters and directors.

    We support audiovisual authors and promote cultural diversity through policies that enable the dissemination of audiovisual authors’ works to the audience. CMOs’ role is to give easy, legal access to those works and ensure authors are fairly paid to encourage further creativity for the benefit of society.

    Main EU files targeted

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

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue du Prince Royal, 87
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue du Prince Royal, 87
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3
    75%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Annica Ryng 09 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2023
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 08 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2023
    Ms Annica Ryng 28 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2022
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 15 Sep 2021 15 Sep 2022
    Ms Annica RYNGBECK 10 Jan 2020 08 Jan 2021
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 20 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2020
    Ms Elise LIÉGEOIS 20 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2020
    Ms Annica RYNGBECK 10 Jan 2019 09 Jan 2020
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 07 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Ms Mélanie Amilhat 14 Apr 2018 12 Apr 2019
    Annica RYNGBECK 12 Dec 2017 08 Dec 2018
    Mr James TAYLOR 05 Oct 2017 03 Oct 2018
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 05 Oct 2017 03 Oct 2018
    Ms Mélanie Amilhat 25 Apr 2017 18 Apr 2018
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 22 Oct 2016 20 Oct 2017
    Mr James TAYLOR 20 Oct 2016 19 Oct 2017
    Ms Mélanie Amilhat 20 Apr 2016 18 Apr 2017
    Mr James TAYLOR 11 Nov 2015 09 Nov 2016
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 11 Nov 2015 09 Nov 2016
    Ms Cécile DESPRINGRE 12 Nov 2014 10 Nov 2015
    Ms Mélanie Amilhat 20 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2016
    Mrs Mélanie Amilhat 20 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2016
    Mrs Cécile DESPRINGRE 12 Nov 2014 10 Nov 2015
    Mr James TAYLOR 11 Nov 2014 07 Nov 2015
    Mr James TAYLOR 07 Dec 2013 05 Dec 2014
    Mrs Cécile DESPRINGRE 07 Dec 2013 05 Dec 2014
    Mrs Mélanie Amilhat 24 May 2013 21 May 2014
    Mrs Cécile DESPRINGRE 10 Jan 2013 11 Dec 2013
    Mr James TAYLOR 13 Dec 2012 11 Dec 2013
    Mr James TAYLOR 13 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2012
    Mrs Cécile DESPRINGE 17 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012

    Complementary Information

    http://www.saa-authors.eu/en/mosaic/47-saa-team

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    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.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    The Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG), a cross-partisan and supranational coalition in the European Parliament: http://www.culturalcreators.eu/

    Other activities

    SAA drafted written contributions to the following consultations:

    - European Commission consultation on Platforms
    - European Commission consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive
    - European Commission consultation on the AVMS Directive
    - 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

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    27 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 18 May 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Young creators and authors' rights
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Feb 2021 Location Brussels (online)
      Subject Presentation of a study on the economic and social importance of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs), Copyright Directive, DSA, DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jan 2021 Location Brussels (online)
      Subject Main challenges and priorities for Cultural and Creative Industries to overcome the crisis and allow for the sector to help rebuilding the European economy at large
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject COVID impact on authors and audiovisual sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Terence Zakka (Cabinet member)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Oct 2018 Location Strasbourg
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Nov 2017 Location Strasbourg
      Subject droit d'auteur dans le marché unique numérique
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 14 Sep 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright, portability, AVMSD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright reform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright package plan for Spring, particularly the authors remuneration issue
      Commission
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Jan 2016 Location BXL
      Subject copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright/cross border access
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Nov 2015 Location BXL
      Subject copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with filmmakers and film associations on copyright, fight against piracy, cross-border access and portability of online content services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Aug 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright, remuneration of authors
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 10 Jun 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Discussion on Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Competition
      Commission
      • Friedrich Wenzel Bulst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Jun 2015 Location BERL
      Subject copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 May 2015 Location BERL
      Subject copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Apr 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Copyright and consumer protection aspects in the Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Apr 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Audiovisual policy
      Commission
      • Marlene Holzner (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jan 2015 Location BXL
      Subject Copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Meeting with Society of Audiovisual Authors SAA: discuss the future of the European audiovisual and copyright sectors
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
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