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Clearing Rights for Film and TV (Online)

Tutors: See below

Date: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Duration: Open access over 6 months

Venue: Online via the EPI website

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

We are delighted to partner with the Erich Pommer Institut to offer 20 places to Irish industry personnel to attend Clearing Rights for Film and TV online. This course can be accessed over a 6 month period.

Workshop content:

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.

Areas covered include:

  • 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

Participant Profile:

This online session is aimed at television personnel who wish to gain a comprehensive overview of rights’ clearance strategies and the necessary legal knowledge to tackle these issues head-on.

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV by 12pm on Thursday 01 October 2020.

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