Project development / Company development / Production / Co-production / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Digital & multimedia / Management

Essential Legal Framework

Essential Legal Framework (ELF) is a training series that offers compact, hands-on information for film and TV professionals with an emphasis on legal and financial aspects.

Dates:
e:learning: Agile Innovation Management - Mindset and Methods in a Nutshell
European Co-Production: Legal and Financial Aspects, 22-24 October 2020, Berlin
Clearing Rights for Film and TV: 19-21 November, 2020, Berlin
Digital Distribution: The Art of Maximizing Reach and Revenues, 10-12 December 2020, Berlin
The Art of Negotiating Agreements for Film and TV, Spring 2021

The main objectives of ELF are professionalisation and the facilitation of collaboration and knowledge exchange among European professionals.The training series consists in a portfolio of several residential workshops and e-learning courses, out of which three residential workshops and one e-learning course are implemented per year.

The current portfolio includes:

Agile Innovation Management - Mindset and Methods in a Nutshell (EUR 290)

In times of constant change, innovation is crucial to remain competitive. This online course will explain how to make use of uncertainty as a tool for innovation by working with Design Thinking, Scrum and Business Model Development.
  • - Characteristics of innovation
  • - Basics of Agile Innovation Management
  • - Overview on agile Mindset and Work Modes
  • - Models like the Three Horizon Model, Stacey Matrix and Cynefin Framework
  • - Design Thinking
  • - Business Model Development
  • - Scrum


Clearing Rights for Film and TV (EUR 690)

Rights clearance is becoming increasingly important, both nationally and internationally. Scripts based on real stories, a Warhol poster in the background of a scene, and a protagonist humming a Robbie Williams song – not all rights contained in a script or a film are that obvious. Only a detailed analysis can avoid cost-intensive pitfalls.

Workshop results include:
  • - practical knowledge to identify and clear rights fast & effectively
  • - teaching combines theoretical and practical work on the case, including best practices and strategies

European Co-Production: Legal and Financial Aspects (EUR 890)

The workshop provides exclusive insights into the making of European co-productions as well as legal and finance in production and distribution. Participants benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in the world of filmmaking and learn from the masterminds of an ever-changing world of international sales and distribution. Various networking opportunities allow to connect with European colleagues and to shape future partnerships. 

Digital Distribution: The Art of Maximizing Reach and Revenues (EUR 890)

Digital distribution has a huge impact on the entertainment industry. To succeed and benefit from the opportunities, it is crucial to understand the business models and know the legal implications. This workshop provides the latest market intelligence and hands-on tips and tools to monetize content and reach wider audiences.



The training offers relevant information and provides hands-on tips to successfully handle the complexities of European co-productions.


The Art of Negotiating Agreements for Film and TV (EUR 890)

Good agreements are essential for the success of any production. This workshop aims at enabling Film and Television producers to handle an agreement like a good script: with passion and a deep understanding of its structures and mechanisms. Participants will learn the psychological dynamics involved in any negotiation and gain knowledge on how to protect their interests in the best way. The training will combine expert lectures, interactive elements as well as practical exercises in order to understand agreements and train the art of negotiation.Good agreements are essential for the success of any production. This workshop aims at enabling Film and Television producers to handle an agreement like a good script: with passion and a deep understanding of its structures and mechanisms.

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The residential workshops and e:training courses provide the necessary working tools that enable film and TV professionals to successfully enter and handle the fragmented European audiovisual market, to access financing and to advance their businesses in times of the digital shift.Participants benefit from inside reports and key industry professionals who share their experiences and best practices.

The practice-oriented approach facilitates the adaption of the newly acquired knowledge and skills to daily working life.Furthermore, the residential workshops offer valuable opportunities for strengthening the participants’ professional networks. Thus, participants are enabled to share their knowledge and to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe. All residential workshops and e:training courses can be booked separately.