The government is working to pay the artists’ royalties
It was hinted that the government would take action on showbiz celebrities’ demand for royalties on re-broadcast dramas.
In a tweet in this regard, PTI Senator Faisal Javed wrote, “In most countries of the world, artists are given royalties for republishing their work, in Pakistan, where actors are already paid less. There is no law to ensure financial credibility. ”
Faisal Javed said, “I am in touch with all the stakeholders and a comprehensive bill is being brought soon to address this important issue.”
The debate over the payment of royalties to the artists started with a video of actress Naila Jaffery in which she asked the TV channels to pay royalties to the artists when the old dramas were re-played. She has spent a considerable amount of money on cancer treatment during the year. If the channel owners pay the royalty for their re-shown dramas, it will be helpful for them.
Following the video, several artists, including Yasir Hussain, Mikal Zulfiqar and Ashna Shah, voiced support for Naila’s position and called for laws to protect the rights of artists.
In the West, actors earn a living by earning royalties, which is called “arrears” in the television industry. According to a report, actors working on the 1990 hit hit “Friends” were paid about 10 10,000 in installments for re-broadcasting it.