On May 20th, nearly 500 documentary writers and directors met together to create the Guilde des Auteurs-Réalisateurs de Reportages et de Documentaires (GARRD).
The idea to create a guild came after the official producers’ unions decided to set a minimum wage for directors of €120 for a 12-hour day, half what a film technician earns.
Professional directors hope this new guild will protect them better, keep them better informed and provide them with better legal aid where necessary. GARRD also aims to “protect minority films, personal and creative films, [and] promote culture.”
But creating a guild like this has a cost – which is why a crowdfunding campaign has been launched on the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank website. Aimed at those who watch and appreciate television documentaries, as well as those working in the sector, it will only be open until July 26th.
To support the project: https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/fr/projects/creation-de-la-garrd/tabs/description