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Researching Footage and Content Conference

21 September 2016

Westminster University, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

A Conference looking at the End to End Research, Third Party and Talent Rights and how to find the content, technical issues and current changes in Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) provisions.

This event is a must for those wanting a better understanding of the processes required when using footage and content, third party rights and orphan works. Open to film and television producers, researchers, archive producers, production managers and all users of footage and content on all moving picture platforms


0930-1000 Registration

1000-1015 Opening remarks – Sue Malden - FOCAL International Chair

1015-1100 Keynote presentation by Denys Blakeway of Blakeway Productions, British television producer and author who is best known for documentaries and books about contemporary history. Archive footage features heavily in many of Denys’ productions. Denys will set the scene by discussing how important archive footage and professional archive researchers are to the making of good documentaries illustrated by some of his productions.

1100-1130 Coffee

1130-1200 Getting started - Sue Malden, FOCAL International Chair. An introduction to the role of Archive Researcher/Producer from understanding the job to transmission; what is required of the researcher, budget, rights, timeline and deadlines, deliverables.

1200-1230 Sourcing Content - Denis Karam – Archive Producer - with case studies. What are the different types of archive - stock shot, commercial still and footage archive, public archives etc. Which is most appropriate to use and when and why. Have you used the FOCAL International website FOOTAGE AND CONTENT FINDER?

1230-1300 Negotiation licences, rights clearance - Kate Griffiths - Archive Producer. Licence requirements to negotiating licence fees, the third party rights clearances, record keeping, editorial, commercial, sports and music rights.

1300-1345 Lunch

1345-1415 Technical delivery options - Tim Emblem-English - The Fly Spot - for viewing and master material -Physical Source formats and delivery, storage, offline and online material, backups and file formats and aspect ratio.

 Third Party and Talent Rights to clear when using Footage & Content - Karen Ghai, Archive Consultant

1445-1515 Music Rights to clear when using Footage & Content - Christian Siddell, Sync-Music

1515-1545 Afternoon tea

1545-1615 Sports Rights - the Federation minefield – James Dobbs, IMG Sport Archive - Nigel Crow, BBC Sport Rights and Paul Johnson, ITV Sport Archive

1615-1645 ECL - Mary Egan - Archive Consultant - will give an overview and how, if implemented will affect everyone if it happens

1645-1700 Orphan Works - Margaret Haig - Head of Copyright Delivery (IPO) - delegates will be informed about the operation of the Orphan Works legislation.

1700–1715 Roundup of the day and Q & A


Discounted Rate to attend both conferences (Researching Footage and Content Conference 21st Sept. and Copyright and Archive Forum 22nd Sept.) Booking Form for both conferences HERE.