UK film and television directors this week unveiled a single trade group to campaign and collect royalties on their behalf.Directors UK doesn't yet have its own website, but information can be found on the DPRS site.
Directors UK will combine the roles previously played by collection body the Directors’ and Producers’ Rights Society and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
The guild, which deregistered as a union last year, passed responsibility for industrial matters concerning its theatre members to Equity and for film and TV members to the DPRS. But the DPRS opted to rebrand itself as Directors UK before assuming its new responsibility.
It will represent more than 3,500 members, working closely with the guild and broadcasting union Bectu to improve the conditions and terms under which directors are employed.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
By Matthew Hemley for The Stage: