Essential Legal Framework

Clearing Rights for Film and TV

Spring 2024

Scripts based on real stories, a Warhol poster in the background of a scene, and a protagonist humming a Robbie Williams song – not all rights contained in a script or a film are that obvious. Only a detailed analysis can avoid cost-intensive pitfalls.


The increasing importance of the streamers has never been clearer than in times of closed movie theaters and cancelled premieres. With the continuous rise of VoD subscription number around the globe, working with the platforms and understanding the legal issues involved is becoming crucial for the sustainable development of many audiovisual companies.


The  workshop offers a comprehensive overview of rights’ clearance strategies and the necessary legal knowledge to tackle these issues head-on. Top European and US-American industry experts and state-of-the-art case studies help participants develop a deep understanding of the topic in a surprisingly entertaining way. Excellent networking opportunities round off this intensive workshop.


* This workshop is made possible thanks to the continuous funding by the Creative Europe - MEDIA program.

    AccommodationOur hotel contingent is fully booked. Please get in touch if you would still like to book accommodation.
    DateSpring 2024
    LocationBerlin, Germany
    Target GroupIndustry professionals dealing with rights' issues in various stages of production
    LanguageEnglish
    Participation Fee690 EUR (incl. meals, excl. accommodation)
    CertificateYes
    ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available (details below)

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    Clearing Rights for Film and TV

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    What Clearing Rights offers

    Topics

    • Rights clearance strategies
    • Copyright and its exemptions (Fair Use, parody etc.)
    • Turning real life into film: Clearing personality rights
    • Everybody’s nightmare? Clearing music rights
    • Who is paying? How E&O insurance works
    • The big players: Clearing rights at US majors and the streamers
    • Clearing trademarks, artwork and landmarks: The creative approach
    • Global perspective: Cases in different national jurisdictions
    • Clearing rights for documentaries and factual entertainment
    • Combining legal and creative

    Benefits

    • Practical knowledge to identify and clear rights fast & effectively
    • Learning from theoretical and practical work on cases
    • Deep insight into best practices and strategies
    • Latest expertise from internationally acclaimed trainers
    • Interactive sessions with space for questions and exchange
    • Opportunity to test and apply the acquired knowledge
    • Excellent networking opportunities
    • An active and interdisciplinary group of participants and industry experts
    • Opportunity to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe

    Experts 2022

    Sandhiya Sophie Argent
    Sandhiya Sophie Argent
    Consultant Media Content Lawyer, Reviewed and Cleared, UK
    Ros Breese
    Ros Breese
    Media, Film and TV Underwriting Manager, Professional Risks, Tokio Marine HCC, UK
    Henning Brehm
    Henning Brehm
    Graphic Designer, Design Tourist, Germany
    David Burgess
    David Burgess
    Head of Production Clearance (EMEA), Netflix, The Netherlands
    Katharina Domnick
    Katharina Domnick
    Attorney-at-Law, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
    Kai-Florian Furch
    Kai-Florian Furch
    Attorney and Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
    Anders Kjærhauge
    Anders Kjærhauge
    Managing Director and Head of Legal Affairs, Zentropa, Denmark
    Gillian M. Lusins
    Gillian M. Lusins
    Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing & Legal, NBC Universal, USA
    Ian Neil
    Ian Neil
    Freelance Music Supervisor, UK
    Balázs Zachar
    Balázs Zachar
    Producer and Rights Clearance Expert, Proton Cinema, Hungary

    Program schedule 2022

    Case studies 2022

     HU D: Bence Miklauzic, Áron Mátyássy, Bálint Szentgyörgyi

    HU

    D: Bence Miklauzic, Áron Mátyássy, Bálint Szentgyörgyi

     DK, DE, FR, BE D: Lars von Trier

    DK, DE, FR, BE

    D: Lars von Trier

     DK, DE, FR, SE D: Lars von Trier

    DK, DE, FR, SE

    D: Lars von Trier

     DK D: Mikkel Nørgaard

    DK

    D: Mikkel Nørgaard

     DK, DE, FR, UK D: Thomas Vinterberg

    DK, DE, FR, UK

    D: Thomas Vinterberg

     DK D: Lone Scherfig

    DK

    D: Lone Scherfig

     DK R: Lars von Trier

    DK

    R: Lars von Trier

    VENUE and Accommodation

    Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm

    Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm

    This eco-friendly hotel with a 24-hour reception is located near the renowned KaDeWe department store and Ku'damm shopping street in the west of Berlin city centre. The Messe Berlin exhibition grounds are only a 12-minute drive away.


    The Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm features rooms decorated with contemporary furnishings. A flat-screen TV, refrigerator free WiFi come as standard. All rooms have charming city views.


    The hotel’s inviting restaurant, "Friends Living Room", can be found in the conservatory, which serves rich buffet breakfasts, which include gluten-free, lactose-free and organic dishes. Dinner is also freshly prepared daily and guests can relax in the evening.


    The meeting room on the exclusive 7th floor has a breathtaking view of City West.

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      scholarships and discounts

      Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

      A limited number of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries thanks to our Creative Europe - MEDIA funding: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


      Participants from countries that are not part of European Union's MEDIA initiative may still be viable for a scholarship depending on their participation in the MEDIA strand. These countries include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Ukraine.


      The deadline for scholarships has already passed.


      We encourage all applicants to seek financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.

      Other scholarships and discounts

      Company discounts: The second person from the same company is eligible for a discount of EUR 200 when booking at the same time and at the non-discounted rate. Please contact us to receive the discount code.


      Please consider applying for funding in your home countries.


      Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.

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      Contact

      Dina Rubanovitš
      Dina Rubanovitš
      Head of International Training & Business Strategy
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
      Judith Klein
      Judith Klein
      Project Manager International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
      Victoria Vosseberg
      Victoria Vosseberg
      Student Assistant International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-02 | vv@epi.media
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