Moderator Helienne Lindvall, ECSA President
Speakers Rutger van Rompaey, Buma/Stemra / Sarah Glennane, Screen Composers Guild Ireland / Guido Heeneman, Chair BCMM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
All you need to know about composer’s contracts and buyouts
Presented by: ECSA
FRI - Oosterpoort - Back 11 (up) - 15:00-16:00
More and more European screen composers suffer from unfair contractual practices initiated by global VOD platforms. These practices often include buyout contracts that prevent composers from receiving royalties for the success of their works. The panelists will discuss contractual practices as well as the threats of buyouts, and their presence in Europe. How can composers defend their rights? Can policy makers prevent these harmful practices? ECSA President Helienne Lindvall serves as a moderator. Panelists will be confirmed very soon.