Attention Directors: Directors Rights Collective of Canada may be holding foreign royalties for you, list attached.

This came in via Mark Mayerson, and seems to be on the up and up.  Basically, the DRCC collects foreign royalties on behalf of Canadian directors, and is affiliated with the Directors Guild of Canada.  There’s a very long list of directors they are trying to reach, and quite a few are very recognizable(Kaj Pindal, Wendy Tilby, Vic Atkinson, Richard Condie, heck, even the estate of Norman McLaren is on there).  Please have a read and if you know anyone on there, tell them to check it out.

The Directors Rights Collective of Canada (DRCC) is currently holding royalties for the attached list of directors derived from foreign broadcasts of their work. We have been unable to make contact with them in order to send them these funds. The attached list is comprehensive and includes directors for whom we are holding very little funds, to those for whom we are holding a substantial amount. The list includes estates for those directors who have passed as well as those for whom we believe we have contact information but have not responded. It is also possible that due to the small amount of royalties owing, we have not yet made efforts to contact them.
 It is important for all audiovisual directors to be members of the DRCC, regardless of whether a director’s work has received foreign broadcasts or not, and whether or not any royalties are currently owing. Membership ensures that they and their works are registered with us and the centralized collecting society database in Europe allowing for identification and subsequent distribution of royalties.
 
Membership to the DRCC is free with the proviso that once sufficient royalties are collected, a one-time $50 fee is deducted from those royalties. The membership form is also attached and can be submitted via email, fax or regular mail.
 The DRCC has over 900 director members, working in all genres, living in Canada and abroad. The DRCC has agreements with 24 foreign collecting societies in Europe and Latin America. In 2012 alone the DRCC will distribute more than $620,000 worth of royalties to its membership. It pays to have rights.
 
We would appreciate any help you can provide in tracking down these directors so that we can be sure to pay out what is owing to them currently as well as any future royalties collected. Please have a look at the list and let us know of any contact information you may have. Also, feel free to pass the list on to others who may know or who may themselves be on the list. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Also, if you are receiving royalties from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) but are not a member of the DGA nor a resident of the USA, please contact us as there may be avoidable deductions to your payments taking place.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Hans Engel
Manager
National Directors Division &
Directors Rights Collective of Canada
Directors Guild of Canada
111 Peter Street, #600
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1 Canada
 Tel: (416) 482-3825
Fax: (416) 482-6639
Toll Free: 1-888-972-0098
E-Mail:  hengel@dgc.ca
Website: www.dgc.ca

The DRCC is currrently holding royalties for the following directors. Whether it is $5 or $5000 it is important to become a member of the DRCC to ensure that you are receiving royalties owed to you from foreign broadcasts. Please contact DRCC Manager Hans Engel at 416-482-6640 or hengel@dgc.ca.

DRCC Missing Directors List – Updated August 2012

Agala, Jeff
Aitken, Sally
Alcala, Wincat
Alk, Howard
Allen, Richard
Amar, Georges
Amber Tang, Christine

Andersen, Jon

Andrews, Austin

Antier, Paul

Arioli, Don (Estate)

Atkinson, Vic

Bahari, Maziar

Baillargeon, Paule

Baird, Tab

Barbeau, Manon

Barker, Jordan

Barnard, Mark

Barry, Martin

Barto, David

Baumander, Lewis

Baxter, Greg

Beecroft, Stu

Belateche, Irving

Belhumeur, Alain

Bell, Linda

Benner, Richard (Estate)

Bennett, Davlin

Bennett, Rick
Bergman, Robert

Bergthorson, Barry

Berman, Brigitte

Berquist, Douglas

Berry, Michael

Berz, Michael

Bobbio, Gianni

Boivin, Denis

Bouchard, Patrick

Bouvier, Francois

Bowie, Geoff

Boyd, Robert

Braidwood, Tom

Britton, George

Brockoff, Gene

Brophey, Sue

Brown, Tim

Browne, Colin

Budgell, Jack

Burdett, Richard

Burke, Martyn
Burley, Ray
Burroughs, Jackie (Estate)

Caine, Rick
Callan-Jones, Christie

Capelle, Gerry
Carle, Gilles (Estate)

Carpenter, Phil
Carroll, Patrick
Carvalho, Paul
Casey, Mik
Cemalovic, Faruk

Cerminara, Donovan

Cernetig, Miro
Chabrol, Claude
Chang, Yung
Chehak, Tom
Chetwynd, Lionel

Chouinard, Marie
Cizek, Katerina
Clark, Dan
Clark, Lawrence Gordon

Clattenburg, Mike

Cloutier, Claude
Cobban, William
Cohen, Sheldon

Coldewey, Michael
Cole, Frank
Coleman, Tony
Collins, Jesse
Collinson, Greg
Condie, Richard

Coneybeare, Wilson

Cooper, Stephen

Coppola, Sandra

Cornellier, Robert
Corsi, Gio
Costa, Italo
Cote, Luc
Cote, Zabelle
Cottam, Kevin

Cournoyer, Michele

Cowan, Paul
Crandall, Susan
Cristiani, Gabriella

Cummins, Kathleen

Cutting, Michael
Daalder, Rene
Daddo, Cameron

D’Aix, Alain
Dalpe, Pierre

Dalton-Smith, Michael

Dane, Lawrence

Darling-Kovanic, Gillian

Davis, Peter
Day, Dennis
Delaney, Chris

D’Entremont, Peter

Desclez, Henri
Diaz, Jamie
Donnelly, Eddie
Donovan, Richard

D’Ornellas, Gian
Drew, Les
Ducharme, Carole

Duchemin, Remy
Duffield, Benjamin
Duke, William
Dumont, Bernard
Ellis, Stephen
Escanilla, Claudia Morgado

Evangelatos, Steve
Fan, Lixin
Fazio, Jeff
Fedorenko, Eugene
Feiss, David
Ferraro, Michael
Fine, David
Flacks, Diane
Forbis, Amanda
Forcier, Andre
Forestier, Frederic

Forward, Bob
Foss, Eric
Foster, Janet
Foster, John
Fountain, John
Franchi, Alexandre
Francis, David
Frank, Robert
Freedman, Ian
Fried, Myra
Friedenberg, Richard

Fromm, Christel
Gadziola, Stan
Gantillon, Bruno
Garneau, Kathy
Garrity, Sean

Gaug, John R.
Gaylor, Brett
Gedda, Francisco

Geertsen, George

Georgiades, Evan

Gerretsen, Peter

Gladu, Andre

Godbout, Jacques

Goldberg, Harris

Goldberg, Sid

Gorinstein, Emmanuel

Granofsky, Anais

Grant, Michael

Greco, Tony
Green, Laurence

Gregg, Andrew

Grewal, Rav

Grimshaw, Mike

Gruner, Marion

Grunstra, Sebastian

Gudino, Rodrigo

Guerard, Andre

Guzman, Patricio

Habros, Bob
Hall, Stephen

Halpern, Eliott

Hansen, William

Harper, Scott

Harris, Harold

Harris, Jonathan

Hart, Robbie

Hayes, Lisa
Head, Martin

Hebb, Brian

Hebert, Bernar

Helliker, John

Henault, Stephanie

Henricks, Nelson

Henriquez, Patricio

Heroux, Denys

Hewlett, David

Hobbes, H.P.

Holden, Pat
Hope, Leslie

Howald, Brian

Hudecki, Peter

Hutton, Lori

Hylands, Scott
Inch, Kevin

Issermann, Aline

Itier, Emmanuel

Ivanova, Julia

James, Sheila

Jarvis, Michael

Jasny, Vojta

Jenkins, Walt

Jerrett, Shereen

Jobin, P.

Johns, Tara
Johnston, Mark

Jorgensen, Michael

Kalina, Jon
Karvonen, Albert

Kastner, John

Kaufmann, Gisela

Kelly, Greg
Kent, Larry
Kernochan, Sarah

Kerr, Ian
Khurana, Kireet
Klein, Judith
Koenig, Wolf
Konowal, Charles

Koster, Andrew
Kove, Torill
Kroitor, Roman

Kuchmij, Halya

Kuzmickas, Nijole

Kybartas, Sandra

Lamb, Derek
Lambart, Evelyn

Lamsweerde, Pino Van

Landesman, Francois

Landry, Jean-Yves

Laros, John
Lavis, Chris
Lawrence, Greg
Leaf, Caroline
LeBlanc, Lorette

Leblanc, Stefan
Leduc, Jacques

Leichliter, Larry
Lente, Miklos (Estate)

Leong, Po-Chih
Lester, Mark
Lewis, Mary
Lightfoot, Norm

Linaae, Karethe

Lishman, Eda

Loakman, Jeanette

Lock, Edouard
Lom, Petr
Longley, Richard

Lorenzi, Jean-Louis

Lundy, Thomas
Lunn, Johanna

MacIvor, Daniel

Mackay, Clarke

Magny, Pierre

Majoury, Steve

Maladrewicz, Chris

Malakian, Patrick

Mannix, Veronica Alice

Manske, Andrew

Manzor, Rene

Marcuse, Gary

Marjanovic, Davor

Markiw, Gabriel

Markiw, Jancarlo

Marks, Bill

Martin, Susan

Martishius, Walter

Martyn, Richard

Mason, Jamie

Mason, Michelle

Mawhood, Susan

Maxwell, Claire

May, John

Mayer, Gerald
McFadyen, Scot
McKay, Jeff
McKenna, Brian

McKenna, Terence

McLaglen, Josh
McLaren, Norman (Estate)

McLeod, David

Allen McLeod, Ian

McLuhan, Teri

McMahon, Kevin

McNamara, Michael

Medekova-Klein, Luba

Melnyk, Debbie

Meraska, Ron

Mercier, Jean

Mhyrstad, Stein

Micale, Maryvonne

Mirman, Brad

Misserey, Herve

Mitchell, Peter

Mitchell, Phil

Molina, Claudia

Momani, Firas

Monfrey, Dominique

Moosmann, Daniel

Morris, Maryl

Morrison, Richard

Mossanen, Moze

Mozer, Richard

Muller, Dieter

Murray, Andrew

Murray, David

Muspratt, Victoria

Mustain, Minor

Myhrstad, Stein

Nadler, Eric

Naim, Omar

Newlove, Rose

Niles, Ben

Nisker, Andrew

Novaro, Maria

O’Brien, Shelagh

O’Grady, Laura

Older, John

Olsen, Stan

Ord, Wendy
Palmer, Maureen

Paonessa, Donald

Paperny, David
Pappas, Alexander (1978)

Parent, Karl
Patel, Ishu
Payette, Jacques

Pearson, Ian
Pearson, Peter
Peill, Edward
Pelletier, Vic
Peperny, David
Pepin, Richard
Perlman, Janet
Perrault, Pierre (Estate)

Peters, Scott
Peterson, Todd

Pettigrew, Damian
Philip, Bruno
Phillips, Robin

Piantanida, Thjierry

Pilon, Victor
Pilote, Sebastien
Pindal, Kai
Plaxton, Gary

Podorieszach, Stephane

Poon, Bruce
Portman, Beth
Prevost, Tali
Pronovost, Michel

Proulx-Cloutier, Emile

Prowse, Joan
Puchniak, Tom
Puerta, Ramiro (Estate)

Purdy, Jim
Pustil, Jeff

Puttkamer, Peter von

Radclyffe, Curtis

Radford, Tom

Rahme, John

Ranowicz, Stefan

Raouf, Maoud

Rashid, Ian Iqbal

Ratner, Benjamin

Redford, Ryan

Reeves, Richard

Reid, Ernest
Reynolds, Stephen

Richey, Christine

Rideout, Sue

Riesenfeld, Daniel

Ritchie, John
Roberts, Cynthia

Robertson, Bill

Rodman, Howard

Rogobert, Thierry

Ronowicz, Stefan

Rose, Les
Rose, Richard

Rosemond, Perry

Rosensweet, Jesse

Rosenthal, Rick

Rotundo, Nick (Estate)

Rouleau, Mario
Rowe, Tom
Rowley, Christopher

Ruggi, Steve
Ruth, Billy
Safran, Henri
Salfati, Pierre Henry

Saltzman, Paul

Salvador, Paula

Salzman, Glen
Sarault, Jean (Estate)

Sarwer-Foner, Henry

Sauve, Patrick

Schiner, Steve

Schliesler, Martin

Schorr, Daniel

Schuster, Aaron

Schwartz, Nadine

Schwartz, Roslyn

Seguin, Pierre
Sehr, Kai
Seitz, David
Sekulich, Daniel

Senecal, Kelly
Sevier, Marc
Shah, Sebastien

Shandel, Tom

Sharp, Peter

Sherman, Gary

Shock, Michael

Shuster, Aaron

Simmonds, Garner

Simmons, Blair

Simpson, Alan

Simpson, Brock

Sims, Patricia

Singer, Gail

Sisam, Patrick
Smets, Christopher

Smith, Bob
Smith, Bruce

Snowden, Alison

Spangler, Bruce
Spry, Robin (Estate)

Stacey, Bruce

Steinberg, David

Sterk, Ela
Stern, Reva

Stevenson, Angela

Stewart, Barney

Stewart, Rob Thomas

Stoller, Bryan Michael

Stoneman, John

Strange, Marc

Surnow, Joel
Swan, James
Swan, Stan
Sweeney, Bruce

Sylvester, Glenn

Szczerbowski, Maciek

Taler, Laura
Tali
Taylor, Alan
Terlesky, John

Teskey, Susan

Thompson, Jack Lee

Thompson, Jerry

Tilby, Wendy

Torossian, Garine

Travis, Jamie
Treibicz, Dawna

Trent, John (Estate)

Trevor, Richard

Troake, Anne

Trudeau, Alexandre

Trudeau, Pierre M.

Tucker, Paul R.

Turner, Robert
Uloth, David
Uloth, Geoffrey

Underwood, Caroline

Ushev, Theodore

Vandelac, Louise

Vaillot, Bernard

Vaucher, Philippe

Veron, Nathalie

Vesak, A.J.

Vidal, Philippe

Vigne, Daniel

Vogler, Peter

Wahid, Wahida

Walsh, Bradley

Wang, Shuibo

Warwicker, John

Wasyk, Darrell

Watson, Wendy

Weber, Ross

Weldon, John

Whyman, J.H.

Wiener, Charles

Wild, Nettie
Willey, Tom

Williams, Steve

Williams, Stuart

Williamson, Neil

Winkler, David

Wintonick, Peter

Withrow, Stephen

Wolfond, Henry

Wong, Gordon

Wood, Adam

Wurlitzer, Rudy

Wyatt, Andy
Wyles, David

Wyman, J.H.
Yates, Rebecca

Young, Robert

Zabranska, Michaela