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Seminar Titles

Course Dates
September to December
2015

copyright

COPYRIGHT IN FILM & TV

This one-day seminar offers a unique opportunity to fully understand copyright law, how and where it applies throughout every stage of the Film, TV and New Media production process. Each seminar will closely examine all types of work capable of protection as well as copyright infringement and remedies.

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 9

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MEDIA CONTRACTS & INDUSTRY AGREEMENTS

The basis of all commercial life or not worth the paper they’re written on?

This course provides an invaluable contract checklist. A specialist media lawyer will take you through all the main contracts that come into play when producing a film or a TV programme - Non Disclosure, Development Agreement, Underlying Rights/Option Agreement, Writer’s Agreement, Pre-production & Production, Director’s Agreement, Cast, Crew, Facilities (Collective bargaining Agreements e.g. PACT, MU, Equity etc…) Production Finance Agreements, Distribution Agreement, Acquiring Format Rights, Negotiating Skills …

A complete list of do’s & don’ts!

September 18

October 15

November 19

December 10

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finance

GUIDE TO FILM FINANCE & CO-PRODUCTIONS

Book early – this course is always oversubscribed! This popular course examines all types of agreement prerequisite to the money chain and explores the relationship between Bank and Producer charting the options of converting rights into money – subsidies, sale & leaseback deals, Nationality of films/European/International sources of finance, pre-sales, completion guarantees, co-finance/co-production, collection agreements, insurance, recoup and profit definitions…

Not to be missed!

September 22

October 19

November 12

December 17

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writers

MEDIA LAW FOR WRITERS

This one day course focuses predominantly on option agreements, the writer’s contract, what constitutes a contract, how writers are best protected, collaboration, copyright, moral rights, assigning copyright, adapting works, libel, new media screenplays, TV & Film contracts, plagiarism, remuneration…

September 28

October 30

November 20

December 11

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journalists

MEDIA LAW FOR JOURNALISTS & RESEARCHERS

Using exercises and case studies this one-day seminar delivers a general introduction to media law as it relates to journalists and researchers working in all areas of the media. The course covers Contracts, Libel, Breach of Confidence, The Court System, Copyright, Contempt of Court, Covert Filming, Rules, Enforcers, Complaints and Regulatory bodies, Codes & the Law, Privacy/Confidentiality (Protecting Sources, Official Secrets Act, Data Protection, Trespass), Advertising, Court Reporting….

September 4

October 9

November 18

December 7

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music

MUSIC COPYRIGHT – The Use of Music in Film & TV

This very popular course succeeds in delivering a comprehensive overview of the use of music in all media. Where does copyright exist? Who owns the copyright? Who owns the rights in a CD? Restricted rights & Infringement, Clearances, Performers rights, Moral rights, Collecting Societies, Composer Agreement, types of Licensing Agreements, Publisher Agreement, Dealing with Record Companies, the rights implications of web broadcasting and sourcing music via the Internet….

September 15

October 23

November 27

December 14

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compliance

PROGRAMME COMPLIANCE

Programme-making is not just about originality. It’s also about taking risks. But risk can mean danger. In the context of the regulatory structure, this course looks at the Broadcast Code and some of the tricky issues surrounding editorial standards & accountability and considers how to handle them without stifling creativity. The course uses participants’ own examples to encourage vigorous debate about areas such as taste and decency, fairness, commercial references etc. by challenging attitudes towards content suitability.

September 11

October 21

November 16

December 3

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insurance

MEDIA INSURANCE -
Errors & Omissions & Cyberliability

This course examines all types of insurance from employers & public liability, health & safety, cast, equipment & negative insurance, travel/motor, props & sets right through to the complex clearance procedures surrounding errors & omissions cover as well as special categories such as kidnap, political risk, weather, marine and aviation. This one day seminar will also briefly examine risk management in cyberspace in addition to the role of insurance in the film finance chain.

September 24

October 27

November 23

December 16

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