Screenrights start year with $4.5m payout

Screenrights distributed a total of $4,438,768.63 from 1 January 2008 to 29 February 2008.
This money was collected from the Australian and New Zealand Educational Services, the International Service, and the Australian Retransmission Service.
With Screenrights having six years in which to distribute educational royalties, the deadline for money collected from Australian and New Zealand educational institutions in the 2002 distribution year (1 July 2001 – 30 June 2002) falls on 30 June 2008.
Only 1.63% of the 2002 Australian pool and 2.97% of the New Zealand pool remains to be paid to rightsholders.
Member Services officers will be contacting potential claimants in the coming months, and rightsholders whose programs were broadcast during this period and believe they may have a claim to royalties are urged to contact Screenrights as soon as possible.
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