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Directors Rights
Collective of Canada

5 Protect the Collective Agreement.

Mina Shum
Tiffany Hsiung

The Directors Rights Collective of Canada (DRCC) is a non-profit corporation established in 1998 with a mandate to collect and distribute royalties derived from foreign broadcasts to which film and television Directors are entitled under national copyright legislation in Europe and elsewhere. The DRCC collects on behalf of audiovisual Directors working in all genres, including animation, documentary, feature film, television series and short form film. In Europe, and increasingly elsewhere, there exist copyright laws that identify audiovisual Directors as the authors of their work. Authorship entitles Directors to secondary use levies whenever their work is broadcast in a country which maintains these laws. These funds exist outside of any agreements with producers or studios and pass directly from our foreign partners, through the DRCC, to the Director.

All Director Members of the DGC are automatically Members of the DRCC.


Total royalties collected in 2016:

more than
$1 million

Total royalties paid out in 2016:

more than