Filmszerzők és Előállítók Szerzői Jogvédő Egyesülete
HUNGARIAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF AUDIO-VISUAL AUTHORS' AND PRODUCERS' RIGHTS
UNGARISCHER VEREIN ZUR WAHRUNG DER URHEBERRECHTE DER AUDIO-VISUELLEN SCHAFFENDER UND FILMPRODUZENTEN
SOCIÉTÉ HONGROISE POUR LA PROTECTION DES DROITS DES AUTEURS ET DES PRODUCTEURS AUDIOVISUELLES
 
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News
25 June 2015
25% of the blank tape levy collected in the year 2014, which Artisjus is obliged to transfer directly to National Cultural Fund of Hungary, added up to an amount of 1.839.856.461 HUF.  The right holders represented by FILMJUS were affected by this distraction fixed in the law in a rate of 8,23%, the gross amount of royalties in the year 2014 distributable by FILMJUS decreased by an amount of 151.460.228 HUF.

12 May 2015
The Board of FILMJUS, after listening to the report of the Supervisory Board, has accepted the report, balance and notes for the fiscal year 2014 proposed by the president.
It also adopted an amendment to the Distribution Rules. With the amendment - which was intended only for a better understanding of each allocation procedure - FILMJUS complied the recommendations formulated after the control test of CISAC.
The Board took notice of the report on the progress of the development of the new financial software, as well as the results of the CISAC investigation that found the activity of FILMJUS correct and only made a few recommendations on minor changes, which basically aimed to provide broader and more detailed information to right holders.
The Board listened to and took notice of the reports of Filmjus Foundation and Filmhouse Foundation.

24 April 2015
The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) issued an announcement on the management of right holder's data.
Detail from the statement: "HIPO ... emphasizes the importance of that the individual copyright holders (authors) in order to the royalties due to them can be paid, make their contact data available to the collecting societies, as well as in order to obtain these contact details, the collecting societies conclude co-operation agreements with the relevant institutions, organizations, publishers - with the involvement of the persons affected -, which - in accordance with current data protection requirements - could help collecting societies to learn about the right holders contact information, and manage them in order to fulfill their rights management duties."

24 February 2015
The Board of FILMJUS accepted the preliminary report submitted by the President, concerning the 2014 fiscal year (the final report will be submitted to the Board in May, after the inspection carried out by the Supervisory Board and the conduction of an independent audit), as well as they adopted the financial plan of 2015. The Board accepted that from the planned interest income 113M HUF can be spent on operational purposes, as well as after the mandatory collective management 15%, after voluntary collective management 5% handling fee can be deducted in 2015.
The Board amended the Appendix 1 of the Distribution Rules, in which it defined two new genre codes.

12 January 2015
According to the amendment of the Copyright Act which entered into force on 1 January 2012, collecting societies can not engage in direct support for cultural purposes, it is only possible through the Directorate of the National Cultural Fund (NCF), with transferring the amount dedicated to this, indirectly. In accordance with the agreement between FILMJUS an and NCF born on this matter, NCF has agreed to provide support through their own tendering system of to professional film organizations to purposes corresponding with the Support Policy of FILMJUS, while FILMJUS transferred 29.6 million HUF to NKA in 2012. (The contract concluded with NCF in this case, the Support Policy of FILMJUS and the documents generated in the case can be found on the website of FILMJUS.)
On the other hand, the College created for announcing and considering tenders - until its abolition in November 2013 - did not announce any professional film tenders.
Following this, FILMJUS requested NCF to remit the transferred amount, which it categorically rejected.
FILMJUS then took the conflict to a litigious way, in which at the end of year 2014, a not yet final verdict was born on the first instance.
According to this, NCF is obliged to repay the amount transferred to FILMJUS with its interests, as well as the Court ordered them to pay for the costs of litigation as well.
As far as we know, NCF appealed against the judgment.

The competent minister has approved the Tariffs of FILMJUS for the year 2015.

The Board of FILMJUS amended its Distribution Rules on 9 December 2014. The revised document and its appendices can be found on the website. Two members of the FILMJUS management, Zsuzsa Böszörményi and Iván Bánki resigned from their positions, because according to the new Civil Code it is incompatible for the same persons to be the senior officer of the Association and the Foundation founded by the Association at the same time.
They both decided to keep their curator memberships in the Filmjus Foundation. The Board thanked them for their - enduring and successful - activities and elected two new members of the Leadership of FILMJUS in the person of László Babiczky and Ádám Horváth. We wish both of them success in their work.

Zsolt Kovács Kézdi 'Balázs Béla' award winning director, one of the inventors and creators of FILMJUS, dominant personality of its Committee for many years, passed away.
He was one of the founding members of 'Balázs Béla' Studio and board member of it for several years. In 1979 he was invited to the Cannes Film Festival jury. At the end of the eighties, he was the director of Mafilm, then the founder of Hungarian Film Union, then for 19 years the hungarian representative of Eurimages.
In 1992 he was awarded with the officer degree of French Literature and Arts Order, then in 1998 he received the degree of knighthood of the French National Order of Merit.
His memory is preserved.
 
About
FilmJus is a Hungarian collective administration society for the protection of audiovisual authors' and producers' rights, in the territory of Hungary. FilmJus was authorized by the competent Ministry to perform collective administration in 1997.
FilmJus represents the following rights holders:
- directors,
- directors of photography,
- writers of audiovisual works (including scriptwriters and the writers of the pre-existing literary works) and
- film producers
- costume and set designers.
The activity of our organization includes the distribution of blank tape levies and remunerations for simultaneous, unaltered retransmission by cable.
- The so-called blank tape levy (which is due to compensate rightholders for the private purpose copying of their works and other subject matter) is to be paid by the manufacturer of the blank carrier, or in case of manufacture abroad by the person obliged under the law to pay customs duties, or - in the absence of obligation to pay customs duties - by the person who imports them and by their first domestic distributor, under joint liability.
- The simultaneous cable retransmission remunerations are to be paid by the cable service providers.

The remunerations for private copying and for retransmission by cable are collected by Artisjus - the society performing collective administration of rights in literary and musical works - in the terrirory of Hungary for all categories of rights holders. The remunerations due to directors, cinematographers, writers of audiovisual works and film producers are distributed by FilmJus.
Our distribution is based on the Rules of Distribution.
FilmJus makes deductions from the collected remunerations for the purposes of administration costs and - if necessary - for the reserve fund.
For year 2015 the deduction's percentage for administration costs is 15 %.

The represented rightholders
In Hungary the collective administration system is of an "extended" nature by law which means that if a collecting society is mandated to manage a certain right by a large number of right holders (and receives the Ministry's approval), the effect of such joint management is extended by law also to this right of those rightholders who have not entrusted the organization to manage their rights.
Practically this means that FilmJus represents all Hungarian authors and producers (and their legal successors).

Considering the international activity please see the separate file containing the (reciprocal) representation agreements with foreign sister societies. Based on these contracts FilmJus also represents thousands of foreign authors.
FilmJus is an ordinary member of CISAC.

 
 
 
 
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    H-1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 14.; Hungary
+36-1-266-6588; +36-1-235-0416; mob: +36-20-931-8599;
fax: +36-1-266-4543
e-mail: filmjus@filmjus.hu
maillist: fj@filmjus.hu

FilmJUS Legal Department
H-1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 14.; Hungary
+36-1-266-6588; +36-1-235-0416; mob: +36-20-931-8599;
fax: +36-1-411-1944;
e-mail: jogiiroda@filmjus.hu