Updated information

According to the distribution plan of Bild-Kunst, the distributions of the collective proceeds from 2020 should actually have been distributed to the beneficiaries by September 30, 2021. This deadline could not be kept for the following reasons:

In mid-2019, Bild-Kunst started a major project to renew its entire IT infrastructure. This project ties up considerable human resources. Due to delays, it is not expected to be completed until the end of 2022.
The collective distributions are currently still being made on the basis of the old software. Due to staff shortages, distributions cannot be made in parallel but only one after the other.
In addition, there was a backlog due to the delays, i.e. the collective distributions for 2019 were also made very late. As a result, the data for 2020 could not be processed as early as would be necessary for a punctual distribution.
Unfortunately, there is no way to accelerate the distributions through personnel measures or other means. The renewal of the IT itself serves to enable Bild-Kunst to meet its obligations quickly, precisely and punctually in the future.

An "unbureaucratic" acceleration of distributions or a short-term distribution of installments are unfortunately not possible due to legal requirements and our own statutes. As a trustee, Bild-Kunst is unfortunately not flexible. Obstacles to distribution must be carefully removed before money is transferred to the beneficiaries.

Overview of the planned distributions

Compared to the distribution of the collective proceeds in 2019, Bild-Kunst will be able to distribute the proceeds much faster in 2020 and thus significantly reduce the backlog despite the ongoing IT measures.


Planning of distributions BG I:

  • The regular distribution of art presentations 2020 could already be made on October 22, 2021. This was followed by the special distribution “Museum Catalogs 2020” on November 24, 2021.
  • The distribution of “flat-rate broadcasting rights” is planned for December 2021.
    Update December 16, 2021: The distribution was made today.
  • The award distributions for 2019 and 2020 are to be carried out at the beginning of 2022.


Planning distribution BG II:

  • The distributions for analogue copying periodicals and digital copying image are to be carried out next. The preparations are nearly complete. The distributions reach the members shortly before or shortly after the turn of the year.
    Update December, 13th 2021: the distribution digital copying image was carried out today.
    Update December, 17th 2021: the distribution analogue copying periodicals was cariied out today.
  • The distribution of “cable retransmission picture” will be made afterwards, probably in January 2022.
    Update January, 26, 2022: The distribution was made today.
  • The distributions “library royalty” and “analogue copy books” are to be carried out in the first quarter of 2022.
    Update February, 14th 2022: The distribution "library royalty" was made today.
    Update February, 17th 2022: The distribution "analogue copy books" was made today.


Plans for distribution of BG III:

The film distributions - cable retransmission and private copying - are currently planned for the beginning of the second quarter of 2022.

 

 

Distributions since 2020

Distributions 2022

17 FebRegular distribution for analogue copy books 2020 for professional group II amounting EUR 3.7 Mio.
14 FebRegular distribution for library royalties 2020 for professional group II amounting TEUR 371.
26 JanRegular distribution for cable retransmission image 2020 for professional group II amounting TEUR 275.

 

Distributions 2021

17 DecRegular distribution for analogue copying periodicals 2020 for professional group II amounting 2,5 million EUR.
16 DecDistribution Broadcasting Fine Art for 2020 amounting to 0.6 million EUR for members of professional group I.
16 DecRegular distribution to sister societies (professional groups I and II) amounting EUR 6,2 Mio.
13 DecRegular distribution for digital copying images for professional group I amounting to 8.8 million EUR.
30 NovRegular distribution resale right for professional group I and II amounting to 2.8 million EUR.
24 NovRegular distribution for the professional group I and II amounting to 70 TEUR. This relates to secondary rights royalties. The distribution is spread over approximately 504 authors.
24 NovDistribution museum catalogues 2020 to the professional group I amounting 379 TEUR.
22 OctRegular 2020 distribution for art presentations for professional group I amounting to EUR 1.0 million.
14 OctDistribution museum catalogues 2019 to professional group I amounting 57 TEUR.
8 OctDistribution advertising film for professional group III (film authors) amounting to 340 TEUR for the years 2012 to 2019 (final account).
8 OctDistribution of first rights I / 2021 in the amount of 1.6 million EUR to members of professional group I.
5 OctDistribution of VGF proceeds to members of professional group III (film producers) amounting 160 TEUR for additional payments for private copies from 2008 to 2017 as well as 1st distribution for 2018 and 2019.
29 SeptSurcharge distribution 2nd part 2018 for professional group I amounting to 844 TEUR.
27 AugRegular distribution for public lending rights 2019 for professional group II amounting TEUR 380.
16 AugRegular distribution for analogue copying books 2019 for professional group II amounting 4,6 million EUR.
30 JulyRegular distribution for analogue copying periodicals 2019 for professional group II amounting 3,1 million EUR.
23 JulyRegular distribution for cable retransmission image 2019 for professional group II amounting TEUR 294.
20 JulyRegular distribution for digital copying 2019 for professional group II amounting 7.8 million EUR.
13 JulyRegular distribution for film producers 2019 amounting to 380 TEUR (private copying) and 630 TEUR (cable retransmission).
23 JuneRegular distribution resale right for professional group I amounting to EUR 1.5 million.
28 MayRegular distribution for film authors 2019 amounting to 8.8 million EUR (private copying) and 3.5 million EUR (cable retransmission).
10 MaySubsequent payout for private copying (2008-2017) for professional groups I and II amounting to EUR 11.2 million.
27 April2nd part of the regular distribution for film producers 2017 amounting to EUR 0.2 million (private copying).
1 Apr2nd part of the regular distribution for film authors 2017 amounting to EUR 4.2 million (private copying).
18 MarRegular distribution resale right for professional group I amounting to EUR 1.0 million.
11 Mar2nd part of the regular distribution for film producers 2018 amounting to EUR 0.2 million (private copying).
4 Mar2nd part of the distribution for private copying for professional group III 2018 amounting to EUR 6.5 million. 
12 FebRegular 2019 distribution for art presentations for professional group I amounting to EUR 0.8 million.
5 FebSecond part of the distribution for cable retransmission 2018 amounting to EUR 0.9 million for film authors. The forwarding of the accounting documents will take place in the last week of February. A statement of the films taken into account is not applicable if they have already been listed in the first part of the distribution for cable retransmission 2018 on 28th of August 2020. 
28 JanRegular distribution of periodicals (newspapers & magazines in print) 2018 for professional group II amounting to EUR 1.0 million. This is the second part of the regular distribution, which concerns revenues without sales tax. The first part of the distribution took place on June 16, 2020.

 

Distributions 2020

15 DecDistribution Exclusive rights Fine Art amounting to 1.6 million EUR for members of professional group I. 
15 DecDistribution Broadcasting Fine Art for 2019 amounting to 0.8 million EUR for members of professional group I. 
10 Dec2nd part of regular distribution for websites 2018 for professional group II amounting to2.9 million EUR. The first part of this distribution was paid out on 29th May 2020.
23 NovSubsequent payout for private copying to 330 film producers (2008 – 2016) amounting to 0.9 million EUR. Attention: there may occur slight rounding differences concerning the statement and the actual payout.
12 NovSubsequent payout for private copying to 17,700 film authors (2008 – 2016) amounting to 22.7 million EUR. The forwarding of the accounting documents will take place in calendar week 47. Attention: there may occur slight rounding differences concerning the statement and the actual payout.
26 OctRegular distribution resale right for professional group I and II amounting to 3.1 million EUR.
9 OctRegular distribution advertising film for professional group III amounting to 0.2 million EUR.
22 Sept2nd and last part of the distribution for books 2018 for professional group II amounting to 1.8 million EUR.
21 Sept1st part of the regular distribution for film producers 2018 amounting to 130 TEUR (private copying) and 600 TEUR (cable retransmission).
28 Aug1st part of the regular distribution for film authors 2018 amounting to 2.9 million EUR (private copying) and 2.6 million EUR (cable retransmission).
18 Aug2nd part of the regular distribution for art presentations 2018 for professional group I amounting to 0.4 million EUR.
19 JuneRegular distribution for cable retransmission (image) 2018 for the professional group II amounting to 0.2 million EUR.
16 JuneRegular 2018 distribution for periodicals (printed newspapers/magazines) for the professional group II amounting to 1.15 million EUR.
15 JuneRegular distribution for the professional group II amounting to 1.9 million EUR. This relates to primary rights royalties. The distribution is spread over approximately 3,200 authors.
29 MayRegular 2018 distribution for websites for the professional group II amounting to 2.3 million EUR. This refers to two-thirds of the funds. The last third will follow once the “VAT” system conversion is completed.
18 MayRegular 2018 distribution for books for the professional group II amounting to 2.1 million EUR (public lending rights and analogue copying). This refers to two-thirds of the funds. The last third will follow once the “VAT” system conversion is completed.
27 AprilExtracurricular distribution for the professional groups I and II amounting to 1 million EUR as a surcharge on regular distributions for 2016 and 2017.
20 AprilPayouts of cable funds from Italy, Austria and Switzerland to film authors amounting to a total of 2.3 million EUR.
06 AprilExtracurricular distribution 2008-15 amounting to 3.8 million EUR to more than 16,500 film authors, and a simultaneous distribution to film producers amounting to 220k EUR. 
27 MarchExtracurricular distribution to more than 30,000 beneficiaries of the professional groups I and II amounting to approx. 11 million EUR. This was a surcharge on regular distributions for 2008-15. 
19 MarchDistribution Broadcasting Fine Art 2018 amounting to 200 TEUR for members of professional group I.
7 FebFirst part of the regular distribution for art presentations 2018 for professional group I amounting to 30 TEUR.
23 JanSurcharge distribution for analogue and digital copying as well as public lending rights for professional group I amounting to 410 TEUR.
17 JanDistribution for film producers 2017 amounting to 250 TEUR (private copying) and 1 million EUR (cable retransmission).