Essential Legal Framework

Clearing Rights for Film and TV

April 25-27, 2024 | Berlin

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.

    LocationBerlin
    DateApril 25-27, 2024
    FormatOn-site workshop
    Target GroupIndustry professionals dealing with rights' issues in various stages of production
    LanguageEnglish
    Participation FeeEarly bird until March 11: 590 EUR (incl. meals, excl. accommodation)
    CertificateYes
    ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available (details below)

    Offer Components

    Clearing Rights for Film and TV

    Workshop participation, April 25-27

    690.00 €
    590.00 €
    (incl. 0% VAT)
    Hotel Accommodation (4 nights at Hotel Catalonia Berlin-Mitte, April 24-28)

    Optional, please select the checkmark if you want to book accommodation

    476.00 €
    (incl. 0% VAT)
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    What Clearing Rights offers (STILL subject to change)

    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 2024

    Henning Brehm
    Henning Brehm
    Graphic Designer, Design Tourist, Germany
    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
    Sandhiya Sophie Argent
    Sandhiya Sophie Argent
    Consultant Media Content Lawyer, Reviewed and Cleared, UK

    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

    The Catalonia Berlin Mitte Hotel

    The Catalonia Berlin Mitte Hotel

    The Catalonia Berlin Mitte hotel owes its name to its central location in the city’s Mitte district, just 10–15 minutes’ walk from Museum Island and 15–20 minutes’ walk to Alexanderplatz and historical Nikoleiviertel; Berlin’s entertainment area full of typical restaurants. The hotel is located just in front of the Heinrich Heine Metro Station (U8, two stops to Alexanderplatz).


    Opened in February 2014 and located in a building dating from 1911 with an austere facade, typical garage entry leading into a quiet courtyard. The hotel has a unique lifestyle charm recreating the essence of Berlin with its industrial style, raw walls and graffitis in each floor created by well-known berliner artists. The 131 hotel rooms are spacious, modern and fully equipped and offer a perfect atmosphere for all kind of travelers.


    Decorated by Barcelona based Interiorists “Denis von Arend” walls, ceilings and other building elements take an unusual prominence exposing the historical memory of the building that will captivate the customer. The hotel has a unique lifestyle charm recreating the essence of Berlin with its industrial style, raw walls and graffitis in each floor created by well-known berliner artists. All this is backed by an excellent service, functionality and comfort guaranteed by the Catalonia H&R Stamp, that will provide our Guests an unforgettable experience.

      scholarships and discounts

      Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

      A limited number of mostly partial scholarships will be 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.


      Please apply here for a scholarship until March 4: Scholarship Application. Please do not register for the workshop when applying for a scholarship.


      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

      Judith Klein
      Judith Klein
      Project Manager International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
      Victoria Vosseberg
      Victoria Vosseberg
      Project Assistant International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-02 | vv@epi.media
      Deborah Both
      Deborah Both
      Student Assistant International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-34 | db@epi.media
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