Petition To Include Tarriffs for Kenyan Actors
We are Kenyan actors & members of PRISK(Performers Rights Society of Kenya) and the larger industry of the Republic of Kenya.
We write to express our concerns regarding tariffs that were sent to undergo a public participation and gazettement by the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).
It emerged during the meeting held on 24th January 2019 at NHIF Auditorium that the tariffs presented to the general public for participation did not include the tariff for the Actors right as a Performer. This omission is against the gazette tariffs that the CMO’s have been using up until 31st December 2018.
PRISK’s mandate as in their Memorandum of Association, is to protect the rights of the Performers of Sound Recording and Audio- Visual Works in Kenya in which Actors fall under.
It is within its mandate to ensure that the rights of all its members are well represented and remunerated in all aspects.
To have the Board of Directors of PRISK submit tariffs that are not all inclusive is indeed against the Organization’s Memorandum of Association, the Copyright Act and the Constitution of Kenya.
The omission of the Actor’s tariff during submission is indeed against good corporate governance and ethics and clearly will deny the Actor Member in PRISK their royalties in the year 2020 and 2021 for revenue collected in 2019 and 2020 if the tariffs are gazzetted as they have been presented.
With this we request you, the Kenyan actor, or the supporter of Kenyan acting, to sign this petition & help us be united in our mission to have Kenyan actors' rights be recognized as they should be; something that has been long overdue.