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FOCAL International Seminar - The Business of Archives

28 September 2012

Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel

FOCAL International Seminar - The Business of Archives 
Friday 28th September 2012
Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel

Acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple will deliver the keynote speech at FOCAL International's 'Business of Archives' seminar this Friday 28th Sept at Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel, London.

FOCAL International's seminar addresses the challenges to footage and content archives, such as business models, marketing and branding, how to use footage in productions plus proposed changes to copyright likely to impact on the archive business. 


The FOCAL International Seminar - The Business of Archives
FOCAL International, fully established as one of the leading voices in the archive industry, continues to address the challenges facing footage and content archives in the present day.

FOCAL International will be holding a one day seminar on the business of archives 28th September 2012 at the Pullman London St Pancras Hotel (formerly Novotel St Pancras), 100 - 110 Euston Road Town, London NW1 2AJ, UK

Topics to be discussed:

- How can we encourage the libraries, commissioners and producers to buy into archive based productions

- Footage & content library business models, new markets, new platforms, new opportunities

- Getting libraries, commissioners and co-producers to buy into archive based productions

- The impact of proposed UK legislation on the Footage & Stills industry, archive based productions and the back-catalogue

Who is speaking?

John McVay – Chief Executive, PACT
Matthew White - Co-Owner OVOW Communications and President, Matthew White & Assoc.
Jean-Luc Vernhet – Operations Director, Media Content Division, INA
Paul Maidment - Director, BBC Motion Gallery
Alwyn Lindsey – Director of International Archives AP
Roger Felber - Managing Director, British Pathe
Hubert Best – FOCAL International’s legal advisor and Advocate and Partner of ENN
Simon Gibbs - General Manager, International, T3Media (formerly Thought Equity Motion)

Jean-Luc Vernhet, INA, Paris and
Matthew White, Archive Consultant, USA
are among the speakers who will be discussing
the “Business of Archives”.


Who should be there?

Footage and Stills Library Managers, Production Distributors, Production Managers, Rights Managers and those who should value the future of the audiovisual business.


• If you already have an archive or are thinking of exploiting your clips and stills content, you need to know where the market is going
• If you are a production company, you need some pointers to get those archive based projects off the ground and to know how to exploit them
• If you aren’t up to date with proposed changes to UK copyright law, you have no excuse if the government takes away your livelihood!

To reserve your place, go to the BOOK EVENT button above. Places are limited so BOOK NOW!

FOCAL International Company Members/Industry Partners Members: £175 + VAT (** Early Bird Rate extended to 1st Sept) thereafter £225 + VAT

Non FOCAL International Members: £200 + VAT (** Early Bird Rate extended to 1st Sept) therafter £250 + VAT

FOCAL International Individual Members: (£100.00+VAT each)

Price includes 3 course lunch and refreshments.

*If you are a member of the following organisations you may be eligible for a discounted registration:
Please note there will be no refunds for cancellations. Please see our Privacy Policy.


Date and Time: Friday 28th September 2012
Location – Pullman London St Pancras (formerly Novotel St Pancras), 100 - 110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ, UK

08:30 – 09:30: Registration/coffee

09:30 Introduction

09:35 Keynote speech - Julien Temple, Writer, Filmmaker

10:00 -11:30 Archive business models
A panel discussing – How a business is set up and how the business models must change

SPEAKERS: Moderator: Sue Malden – FOCAL International Chair
Matthew White – Co-Owner OVOW Communications, Inc and President, Matthew White & Assoc. LLC, Jean-Luc Vernhet – Operations Director – Media Content Division, INA, Simon Gibbs, - General Manager, International, T3Media (formerly Thought Equity Motion), Representative – ITN Source (TBC), Alison Mercer – Clips and Footage (TBC)

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee

11:45 - 13:00 New markets, new platforms and new opportunities for archives

SPEAKERS: Moderator: Claire Harvey
Paul Maidment
– BBC Motion Gallery, Rachel Brinton-Matthews – The Bridgeman Art Library, Alwyn Lindsey – AP Archive,
Lionel Faucher - AKA Media, Matt Heiman - Diagonal View, Mouna Mounayer - Firehorse

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (included)

14:00 - 15:00 Production Use of Archives in broadcast and other platforms
A panel discussing - The Broadcasters commissioning process, business challenges, budgets, partnership/co-production ideas, with producers, broadcasters, distributors and archives

SPEAKERS: John McVay – Chief Executive, PACT, Commissioning Editor, Richard Melman – Managing Director, Spring Films Ltd, Liz Lavery – On-Music, John Wyver - Illuminations, Simon Wood - ITN Source

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee

15:30 - 17:15 The impact of current UK legislation proposals on the Footage and Image Business and should we be looking out for our P45s!
Rights, orphan works, collective licensing, impact on the value of the back catalogue

SPEAKERS: Hubert Best – FOCAL International’s legal advisor plus Advocate and Partner of ENN, Roger Felber – British Pathe,
Claire Austin – Espresso Education Ltd., Rob Kirkham - BBC

17:15 - 17:30 FOCAL International Awards 2013 launch and round up of the day

SPEAKERS: Julie Lewis – General Manager, FOCAL International, Anne Johnson – Commercial Manager, FOCAL International, Sue Malden – Chair FOCAL International.

To reserve your place, go to the BOOK EVENT button above. Places are limited so BOOK NOW!