Memorimage’s Professional Day 2018
THE ARCHIVES COM OUT OF THE CLOSET
Opening Up Audiovisual Archives
With Ben Green
For the first time in our country, Ben Green is coming to the city of Reus in order to share successful experiences that have allowed to use contents with rights of the archives.
Ben is a pioneer of ground-breaking rights deals for the future, working internationally with many leading companies across the broadcasting, creative arts and digital sectors.
Prior to launching his own consultancy in 2016, Ben spent over 20 years at the BBC, most recently as Head of Rights Business Development. In addition to negotiating some of the BBC’s major framework and Talent agreements, he played a central role in leading the strategy and delivery of rights for the BBC’s digital activity across all platforms.
This included: the ubiquitous on-demand catch-up service, BBC iPlayer; the BAFTA award-winning ‘Creative Archive’ pilot; the commercial download service BBC Store (selling over 10,000 hours of new and archive programmes); and many archive release partnerships with major cultural institutions, including the V&A ‘Bowie Is’ exhibition.
Currently, Ben is working with the British Film Institute on their archive rights strategy for delivering their ‘Heritage 2022’ mass-digitisation, preservation and access programme, and also with the UK government’s Arts & Humanities Research Council to develop new IP frameworks and guidance for new collaborations between Universities and the Creative Industries.
Discover with Ben Green the most important agreements he led on the BBC, among other successful strategies to give a new life to the archives.
The workshop is especially directed towards documentarists, archivists, archival researchers, directors and producers and anyone who deals with archival material.
- Large-scale archives – is Collective Rights Licensing the solution, and how achievable is it?
- Costs, Time & Resource – how to save them
- The benefits of Editorial, Technical and Rights teams working closely
- Non-Commercial vs. Commercial – ensuring a clear strategy for both
- Difficult rights areas, and strategies for when clearance is impossible (and assessing risk)
- Building relationships with rights holders, to remove ‘fear of the new’ and create a cultural and business shift
- Creative re-use of archive – issues to consider
- Examples of compliance issues in archive programmes
- Changes in Cultural and Heritage policy needed to enable all of the above
THIS WORKSHOP’S LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH
Schedule: Friday 9th of November 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Centre de la Imatge Mas Iglesias de Reus (CIMIR) (C/ Jaume Vidal i Alcover 6, Reus)
Previous registration needed!
Number of seats is limited.