Case studies on Nymphomanic and The Monuments Men will run alongside sessions with experts from HBO, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures Entertainment among others.

The Erich Pommer Institut has unveiled its line-up of speakers for its four-day event Clearing Rights for Film and TV.

 The seminar, which will run from April 9-13 on Mallorca, will aim to share information on identifying and clearing rights fast and effectively through case studies demonstrating best practice and strategies.

Case studies will focus on Nymphomaniac, The Monuments Men, The Bourne Supremacy, The King’s Speech, Borat and Italian for Beginners.

The expert line-up includes:

  • Henning Brehm, Design Tourist, Germany
  • Dr. Martin Diesbach, Noerr LLP, Germany (Head of Studies)
  • Sylvia Hess LL.M., Red Bull Media House, Austria
  • Caroline Kean, Wiggin LLP, UK
  • Anders Kjærhauge, Zentropa, Denmark
  • Gillian M. Lusins, NBC Universal, US
  • Kai May, Unverzagt von Have, Germany
  • Chris Newton, Principia Underwriting, UK
  • Stephen Sass, HBO, US
  • Aimée Wolfson, Sony Pictures Entertainment, US

Topics set to be covered include music in films and documentaries; dealing with trademarks and artworks in film and TV; clearing rights for docs, factual entertainment and event content; and the role of E & O insurances.

Nadja Radojevic, head of international training at EPI, said: “I am very proud of the expert line-up we have gathered for this intensive workshop. This means first-hand knowledge and experience from the industry’s most acclaimed professionals.”

Dr. Martin Diesbach, partner at Noerr LLP and head of studies for Clearing Rights for Film and TV, added: “The proper clearance for rights is becoming more and more important. In my practice, I am observing the increased awareness of producers and distributors as well as broadcasters for clearance issues. At the same time, litigation is more threatening than ever.

“It is time that all those involved in the creation, financing, production and exploitation of audiovisual content learn the right strategy, the right approach to clearance – this is what the seminar is for.”

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