IMAGO, together with other artists' associations, has repeatedly demanded in Brussels that self-employed people should not be subject to antitrust law. The reason for this is their economic weakness and the resulting lack of contractual freedom. They are therefore not entrepreneurs in the usual sense, but dependent on their clients as well as employees, but without any protection under labor law. This affects many cinematographers, especially those ... [Read More]
Conference ”Femmes à la caméra, LES INVITÉES EUROPÉENNES”
Last month, the conference « Femmes à la caméra, LES INVITÉES EUROPÉENNES » was held in Paris, during the AFC events 2022, organized by Femmes à la camera collective, supported by the AFC.
Femmes à la caméra - FALC is a 4 year-old collective of females working in camera in France. They invited European colleagues to discuss subjects regarding experiences in their respective countries.... [Read More]
Urgent Call (2021)
The terrible death of our colleague Halyna Hutchins made us very clearly aware that the gross disregard of safety rules and the increasingly cynical treatment of employees in the film industry can no longer be accepted. We believe that cinematographers have a very special responsibility due to their position in the team. This prompted the IMAGO Working Conditions Committee to write this URGENT CALL, which was signed by the IMAGO founder Luciano Tovoli by ... [Read More]
Sven Nykvist’s 100th Anniversary.
1922 was the year of Sven Nykvist’s birth.
As a homage to the legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist, the Swedish Society of Cinematographers (FSF) would like to invite people and crews (cinematographers, ACs, operators, gaffers, directors, producers, actors, etc) to send in testimonials on how and when they encountered Sven’s work and how his oeuvre has inspired and influenced their careers.... [Read More]
Letter of IMAGO Authorship Committee to the Austrian Minister of Justice
Bundesministerin für Justiz, Alma Zadic
BMJ - Team Z (Teamassistenz Sektion I)
zH Sektionschef Dr. Georg Kathrein
Monday, 4nd of October 2021
Statement of the Authorship Committee of IMAGO on the draft Federal Act amending the Copyright Act, the Collecting Societies Act 2016 and the KommAustria Act (Copyright Amendment 2021)