Affiliate Organisations

Writers & Directors Worldwide

Writers & Directors Worldwide

Writers & Directors Worldwide is an international not-for-profit organisation that works to protect the rights of writers and directors working in the audiovisual, literary and dramatic repertoires.

Its history stretches back almost 50 years to the formation of the International Councils of Dramatic Authors and Composers (CIAD) and of Literary Authors (CIADL) in 1966. These bodies went on to merge and form the group that in 2014, was renamed Writers & Directors Worldwide. Today it is active in all regions of the world to facilitate the sharing of ideas, information and best practice to defend authors’ rights in these important artistic repertoires.