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Jackie Clune and Company perform in Donmar Warehouse's Julius Caesar - Photo by Helen Maybanks

Digital Rights Clinic: Clearing Rights for Digital Distribution

Start Time:
10/06/2020, 11:00am
End Time:
10/06/2020, 12:30pm
Location:
Online event

About the event

There may be a piece of work or production you’ve created that’s crying out for a wider audience or a longer life online. Anyone making or sharing arts and cultural content online faces the same hurdle: clearing the rights in their work so it can be seen on digital platforms from YouTube or Spotify to TV/on demand platforms.

The Space, with funding from Arts Council England presents a free webinar for arts organisations and artists who want to publish their work online.

This webinar, which complements the Digital Rights Toolkit produced by The Space, is an opportunity to hear from our rights expert about how to approach clearing rights for digital distribution with plenty of time for questions following the talk. It's applicable whether you have an existing piece of work and want to now show it online, or whether you are thinking about or beginning production of a piece of work for online distribution.

Our expert speaker is Ben Green, founder of Ben Green Associates. Ben advises on digital rights strategy, negotiation and management. Formerly Head of Rights Business Development at the BBC, he has delivered the rights for many ground-breaking digital projects including the BBC iPlayer, partnerships with the V&A & Tate Britain, and the David Bowie musical ‘Lazarus’. Ben will outline what we mean by ‘digital rights’, and what you need to think about whether adapting an existing performance for digital distribution, creating new work for digital or producing marketing content for social sharing.

We will follow Ben's talk with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The webinar will mainly cover rights clearances for performance based content, including talks and social content. However, the principles will be relevant for those working in a broad range of arts or cultural settings. 

The Space's CEO and Creative Director, Fiona Morris will also join us to provide further insight and perspective. Fiona is a music and arts producer with over 25 years’ experience producing and commissioning programmes. She has worked in the UK indie sector for most of her career but spent 6 years working in BBC Music.  She has produced a variety of award winning films including performance, documentary and entertainment programmes that have received Prix Italia, Emmy, Grammy and BAFTA awards.

Further details

The webinar is intended for arts and cultural professionals and artists who are interested in publishing their work online.

The webinar is free to access and will be run using Zoom (we will send out Zoom details the day before the event). It will have live captioning.