Research and Rights Clearance 

Oct. 2, 2018
Winnipeg MB

MANITOBA BAR ASSOCIATION
TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SECTION
ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS LAW SECTION
NOTICE OF JOINT MEETING

DATE: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
LOCATION: University of Winnipeg's Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony Avenue, Winnipeg
TOPIC: Research and Rights Clearance
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Klinck
MODERATOR: John Myers

Elizabeth Klinck has worked as producer, researcher and clearance specialist on numerous North American and European documentary films and transmedia projects that have garnered Emmy, FOCAL, Peabody and Oscar awards. A graduate of Queen’s University, she has taught at Ryerson University in Toronto and led research and rights clearance workshops at universities, colleges, and international conferences including IDFA, EDN, Archidoc, Realscreen, Sheffield DocFest, Europe’s Documentary Campus, The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, and Banff Media Summit

This seminar will be invaluable to lawyers that need to know about navigating the world of film research and music clearances. These same skills apply if you represent advertising agencies or other users of copyrighted works. Learn the latest on how to obtain, reduce costs and limit risks using stock footage, stills and recorded music.

This seminar is divided into four parts:

1. Content/Editorial Research:
- Where to go to conduct research
- Solving privacy and permission conundrums
- Gaining and securing access
- Release forms for participants and locations
- Error and omissions insurance

2. Visual Research:
- How to find the best sources of visual material - photographs, archival film, graphics, and maps
- Negotiating terms and rates
- Inexpensive alternatives to expensive archival footage
- Documenting “due diligence” or best efforts
- Clearances and licensing tips

3. Music Clearances:
- Music Clearance 101 – definitions, costs, rights required
- Creative tips on how to clear music – most favored nations

4.Special areas for discussion:
- What is copyright ?
- The Current Rights Marketplace
- Navigating YouTube and user generated content

Please RSVP to the Manitoba Bar Association online by clicking "Register Now".

Robert Sokalski
Chair, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section
Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP
Ph: 204-954-0753
rsokalski@hillcounsel.com

Kelsey Desjardine
Co-Chair, MBA Technology & IP Section
Pitblado LLP
Ph: 204-956-3545
desjardine@pitblado.com

Andrew Buck
Co-Chair, MBA Technology & IP Section
Pitblado LLP
Ph: 204-956-3569
buck@pitblado.com

 

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