Scripts based on real stories, a Warhol poster in the background of a scene, and a protagonist humming a Robbie Williams song - not all third party content contained in a script or a film is that obvious. Only a detailed analysis can avoid cost-intensive pitfalls. Rights clearance is becoming increasingly important, both nationally and internationally.
This seminar which will be held from April 9th – 13th, 2014 on Mallorca offers unique access to the know-how and experience of specialists from companies such as HBO, NBC Universal, Red Bull, Sony, and Zentropa and international practitioners from renowned law firms.
>> Identify and clear rights fast and effectively
>> Theoretical and practical work on the case including best practices and strategies

Case studies include: TV formats, documentaries, independent European feature films as well as Hollywood movies – from MONUMENTS MEN to THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, as well as THE KING’S SPEECH, BORAT, and ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS.
Topics include:
- Turning real life into film – the HBO example
- Locations – more than just a shooting permit?
- Music in films and documentaries
- Dealing with trademarks and artworks in film and TV – legally and creatively
- Clearing rights for documentaries, factual entertainment and event content
- Best practice lessons: Rights clearance strategies at NBC Universal, Sony, Zentropa
- The role of E & O insurances
- Global perspective: Case studies for different national jurisdictions
Experts include:
Henning Brehm, Design Tourist, Germany
Dr. Martin Diesbach, Noerr LLP, Germany (Head of Studies)
Sylvia Hess LL.M., Red Bull Media House, Austria
Caroline Kean, Wiggin LLP, UK
Anders Kjærhauge, Zentropa, Denmark
Gillian M. Lusins, NBC Universal, USA
Kai May, Unverzagt von Have, Germany
Chris Newton, Principia Underwriting, UK
Stephen Sass, HBO, USA
Aimée Wolfson, Sony Pictures Entertainment, USA
Participation fees:
€ 770 incl. meals | € 1.250 incl. accommodation and meals
Discount for 2nd participants from same company
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The detailed programme schedule can be found here: Programme | Clearing Rights 2014 your social media marketing partner