2018 edition

Memorimage’s Professional Day 2018


Opening Up Audiovisual Archives 


With Ben Green


Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ben-green-3832576

Web: https://bengreenassociates.com/


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





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.

How deep can you go on a single breath? We immerse ourselves in the extraordinary story of diver Jacques Mayol, the first to reach 100 metres below the sea without artificial breathing, and who revolutionized freediving by introducing yoga and Zen techniques.

Andrea Motis is a silent trumpeter, an association of ideas difficult to combine. Her way of moving through a world where fame is more precious than the professional success. This is the intimate and full of emotions of a unic and unrepeatable moment story, that moment full of vertigo that intoxicates us just before making a big leap into the unkown. A film about life changes, doubts, fears, contradictions and jazz, lots of jazz.

Out is the portrait of a time of courage: different young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world recorded the moment in which they explain to their families their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Tobias was one year old when his parents had to deal with the news: his son was born deaf. Their first reaction was to lower expectations in relation to his future, as if he were destined to live isolated from society.[...]

If turning 75 is exciting for a person, for an institution like firaReus it is a tremendous pride. Fira de Reus is a clear example of the entrepreneurial and commercial character of the village and their fellow citizens. The documentary, based on footage, describes seven decades of this project with testimonies and portraits of the market during its editions.

Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, In the Intense Now speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. [...]

During the Franco dictatorship there was a part of the Catholic Church of Tarragona which was loyal to their faith as well as to Catalonia and its people. The documentary Hereus d’un cardenal proscrit gets back the memory of this church and the way in which it participated in the recovery of a country that Franco Regime was determined to destroy.

In the middle of the Civil War, and with the front still far away, the inhabitants of four tiny towns of Castellón see three planes appear on the horizon. Some children start to say hello, adults look at them with innocence and curiosity. But the planes maneuver, they crumble and bomb houses, churches and city councils. They kill 38 neighbors. They never knew who was responsible. Until now.

Miró is very well known as the luminous artist, the one that is in constant search of the inner child, the surrealist who took part of the abstract movement with its explosion of color. However, the truth is that there is a Miró of tortured figures.

In 1818 Mary Shelly published one of the masterpieces of the Universal Literature: Frankenstein. On its first century we get into Mel Brooks’s comedy “Young Frankenstein”, a classic hit of the 70’s.

El 25 de novembre de 2016 mor a l’Havana el líder històric de la Revolució Cubana, Fidel Castro Ruz, als 90 anys. La data marca l’inici de 9 dies de dol oficial durant els quals l’agitada vida cubana queda privada de música i alcohol.

Fernando Gallego is a DJ, but not a common DJ: He is Nando Dixkontrol. To most people he is an anonymous character, but, there was a time where he was the epicenter of a resounding earthquake, a nocturn idol.

The valuable diamond known as “Pink Panter” has been stolen and only one clue has been found in the crime scene: a white glove of the known thief “The Gost”. The inspector of the case, Inspector Coloseau, points to him as the main suspicious, despite he is already retired.

Out is the portrait of a time of courage: different young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world recorded the moment in which they explain to their families their sexual orientation and gender identity.