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Copyright and Archive Forum

22 September 2016

Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

UK and International Copyright Law
Without the practitioners to mine and find those precious images, everyone will just see the ‘same old’ images – understand the workflow of Archive Producers and Researchers
Restoration and preservation – there are thousands of feet of footage in all forms of storage, but how can you protect and save it for future generations
How to make footage content held in production companies from reels in boxes through to file-based content useable and useful


This event is a must for those wanting a better understanding of copyright law when using footage and content; monetisation of footage and looking at the systems to exploit and manage obsolete material.

Open to film and television producers, researchers, archive producers, production managers, facility companies, metadata companies and all users of footage and content on all moving picture platforms



0900-0930 Registration

0930-1000 Welcome and introduction by Sue Malden, FOCAL International Chair
KEYNOTE SPEECH: Lord Puttnam of Queensgate

1000-1115 UK and International Copyright law – you have found the images next step - is it easy to use and what are the legal issues which may stop the content being used. Margaret will give a review of the changing copyright landscape and the various considerations to bear in mind when sourcing content. She will also comment on what changes copyright owners and users may see post Brexit
Margaret Briffa - Briffa
Chair: Sue Malden – FOCAL International Chair

1115-1145 Morning Coffee

1145-1245 In the production process, many production companies shoot their own material and acquire archive footage from many suppliers – how far do they catalogue, prepare metadata for future use – or do they? Usually this footage is kept, thinking it will be useful , but it is left in boxes and on hard drives never to be seen again – is there an easy way to be able to monetise this, either for in-house licensing or letting an archive represent their catalogue of content?
The challenge – a panel of producers discuss their dilemma
Bill Rudgard – Rawcut Archive
Clare Birks – Oxford Scientific Films
Chair: Taylor Downing – Flashback Television

1245-1345 Lunch

1345- 1445 The Digital Archive – we have the technology – what and how to choose it?
Panel moderated and chaired by Paul Collard, Digitisation consultant
Ian Mottashed – Imagen
Abbie Enock - Capture
Julia Nancarrow - SoundMouse

1445-1515 Where could the money come from?
Report from the recent Archives@Risk Conference.
Sue Malden, FOCAL International Chair

1515-1545 Afternoon tea

1545-1615 Commercial representation panel discussion with a panel of experts, including
Chris Prior – Getty Images
Sandra Coelho - LoLa Clips
Simon Wood – ITN Source
Chair: Paul Maidment – Archive Consultant

1615-1700 But is your content at Risk? As a production company or archive - you are sitting on years of content, but is the format replayable does it need restoration or preservation to be able to see those images again. A panel of experts share their experience
Panel of experts 
Charles Fairall – BFI
Darren Woolfson – Pinewood Studio Group
Adrian Bull CineLab – TBC
Chair - Paul Collard – Digitisation Consultant

1700-1715 Roundup of the day – Sue Malden - FOCAL International Chair

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.