A one day conference, including lunch and networking opportunities, taking an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities faced when using library footage in the 21st Century.

Know your footage rights:

Where are we at with proposed UK copyright reform? What’s the international perspective? Do you know what changes could mean for you and your job? Is it business as usual for the audiovisual archive business? What about 3rd party and underlying rights when using footage? Experts are on hand to clear the minefield!

09:00-09:30: Registration

09:30-09:45: Sue Malden – FOCAL International Chair will welcome and introduce the day.

09:45-11:15: International Copyright Law

Hubert Best – FOCAL International Secretary and Legal Advisor/ENN will give an overview of international Copyright Law for the 21st Century, current legislation and best practice for all those involved in the production and use of content and moving images.

This will be followed by an explanation of the current position on copyright reform in the UK and Europe and its impact on commercial audiovisual archives.

11:15-12:00: Coffee

12:00-13:30: Underlying and 3rd Party Rights

Dealing with underlying rights and 3rd party rights in practice – clearing and paying for artistes at home and abroad, sports rights, format rights, music clearances (recording rights, publishing and Musician’s Union) etc.

Moderator: Sue Malden
Karen Ghai: Copyright/Rights Clearance Consultant artist format rights and overseas
Ivan Chandler: An amusing tour around music copyright
Hubert Best, FOCAL International Secretary and Legal Advisor/ENN

13:30-14:30: Lunch

Pitching an archive based programme

Burning with ideas for using archive or stock footage? How do you pitch to the commissioners? What will grab their attention?
14:30-15:30: Getting your archive based programmes seen

Richard Melman, Managing Director, Spring Films, will give an overview of the process of a recently commissioned archive based programme which obtained international funding partners.

15:30-16:30: Afternoon Tea

16:30-16:45: Case study of pitching an archive based programme

Case study of recent winner Meghan Horvath, of the FOCAL International Archive Pitching competition

16:45-17:00: Roundup of the day – Sue Malden

When: 19 June 2014

Where: Ibis Hotel, 3 Cardington Street, London NW1 2LW

Book now at: www.focalint.org/events

Know your footage rights & Pitching an archive-based programme
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