Updated information

Currently VG Bild-Kunst is continuously distributing proceeds to its beneficiaries – however delays occur in doing so. There are several reasons for that:

•    In mid-2019 VG Bild-Kunst started a major project to renew its complete IT infrastructure. This project requires considerable staff resources. It will still accompany us until summer 2021 at least.

•    Currently distributions are still being made based upon the old software. However it also had to be reprogrammed extensively because of new fiscal requirements that had to be taken into account from the beginning of 2020.

•    The implementation of these new fiscal exigencies require extensive coordination with tax consultants, tax authorities and foreign sister societies. These proceedings add substantially to the delays.

Unfortunately there is no possibility to speed up distributions by taking staff measures or by other means. The modernisation of the IT will capacitate Bild-Kunst to meet its obligations fast, precisely and punctually in the future.

Regrettably an “unbureaucratic” acceleration of the distributions or a distribution of part payments at short notice cannot be made due to legal specifications and our own statutes. As a trustee Bild-Kunst is unfortunately not flexible. Distributional obstructions have to be eliminated conscientiously before paying out the funds to the beneficiaries.

Overview of the planned distributions

Due to the implementation of the new IT of Bild-Kunst, which is carried out in several stages, a partial parallel operation of the old and new software is necessary. In this context, problems can always arise that hinder the distributions. We are therefore currently unable to give any specific dates for individual distributions.

The following distributions are planned for the next few months:

  • BG II: periodicals 2019
  • BG II: books 2019
  • BG I: surcharge distribution 2019 and 2nd part 2018
  • BG I: resale rights 
  • BG I: museum catalogues 2019 and 2020 

 

 

Distributions since 2020

Distributions 2021

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).
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. The forwarding of the accounting documents will take place within the next few days.
15 DecDistribution Broadcasting Fine Art for 2019 amounting to 0.8 million EUR for members of professional group I. The forwarding of the accounting documents will take place within the next few days.
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).