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From pitch to production: a guide to TV rights

Published 04.04.07 at 19:30

What are the legal issues that commercial and independent producers should consider on the journey from pitching ideas to broadcasters to actual programme production? This podcast cuts through the jargon, telling you exactly what you need to know and what to do when, or if, things go wrong.

This podcast is aimed at producers, production managers, filmmakers, musicians and photography and covers TV copyright law, including clearances on filming, music and photography. It also looks at Ofcom rules, codes of practice, new media rights and defamation issues.

Speakers include Sean Egan, partner at Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Jason Crosby, assistant head of production at Hat Trick Productions, and leading entertainment producer Matt Walton.

The event took place at the Channel 4 Drum Cinema in April 2007.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

Photo credit: Michael (mx5tx)

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