ESSENTIAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK 2018

Participants
Professionals from the film and television industry, such as producers, distributors, commissioning editors, bankers, directors, writers, TV broadcasters and lawyers
Date and venue
Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 April 2018 on Mallorca, Spain
Registration deadline
expired!
Fee
For Swiss participants, including accommodation and meals: 1st person € 1000, 2nd person from the same company: € 750
For Swiss participants without accommodation, but including meals: 1st person € 600, 2nd person from the same company: € 450
Language
English
Organisation
Erich Pommer Institut

The Erich Pommer Institut offers training events that are designed to meet the specific needs of the European audiovisual industry. The goal is to enable film and TV professionals to update and deepen their knowledge fast and effectively. The workshops offer compact hands-on information with an emphasis on legal and financial aspects and can be booked separately.

Training Events in 2018:

  • Clearing Rights for Film and TV: 18 to 22 April 2018, Mallorca (see below)
  • European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects:
    Autumn 2018 in Berlin (tbc)
  • Digital Distribution - Maximizing Reach and Revenues:
    Autumn 2018 in Berlin (tbc)
  • e:training, different topics: 24/7, ongoing - start anytime

Clearing Rights for Film and TV

Scripts based on real stories, a Warhol poster in the background of a scene and a protagonist humming a Robbie Williams song - not all rights contained in a script or a film are that obvious. Only a detailed analysis can avoid cost-intensive pitfalls. Rights clearance is becoming increasingly important, both nationally and internationally.

This workshop offers the practical knowledge to identify and clear rights fast and effectively. Teaching will combine theoretical and practical work on the case including best practices and strategies.

Previous examples and case studies:
30 ROCK, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, BORAT, ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS, WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF, DEAR WENDY, MONUMENTS MEN, NYMPHOMANIAC, V FOR VENDETTA

Topics

  • Rights clearance strategies
  • Copyright and its exemptions (Fair Use, parody etc.)
  • Turning real life into film: Clearing personality rights
  • Everybody's nightmare? Clearing music rights
  • Clearing trademarks, artwork and landmarks
  • Who is paying? How do E&O insurances work?
  • Global perspective: Cases in different national jurisdictions
  • Learning from the US: Rights' clearance management at US Majors
  • Clearing rights for documentaries and factual entertainment
Speakers

Check epi.media for details

Organisation

Erich Pommer Institut: Dina Rubanovitš, Head of International Training