FSE – Federation of Screenwriters in Europe
A member of the FSE since 2008, the Drehbuchverband Austria is part of all activities concerning the issues of screenwriters at the European level.
About the FSE
The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe is an affiliation of national and regional unions, guilds, and associations of writers for the screen in Europe. At the time of writing it comprises 23 guilds from 19 countries (listed in Annex B) representing about 9000 writers.
Writers are the core of the film and television production process. The stories being told, the language used by characters, the actions they take are conceived and imagined first by writers. The relationship of these stories to audiences and the impact they have on the cultural and social values of our societies have their origin in the day-to-day work of these members of writers’ guilds. While the circumstances in which writers work varies significantly from country to country writers in general feel that their contribution is undervalued, culturally and economically, by the production processes and systems that we have evolved in Europe. They believe that the current procedures do not work to ensure the best possible scripts are brought to the production process. They look to their Guilds to assist them in trying to address these problems.
From the FSE Policy Paper 2007