Date: 1 October 2015
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lewis Silkin LLP, 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL
In the week before the TV industry’s leading players gather for MIPCOM in Cannes, FRAPA (the Format Recognition and Protection Association), the IFLA (the International Format Lawyers Association) and Lewis Silkin, invite you to attend this forum in London exploring television format rights protection in today’s multi-platform/channel media landscape.
Join us and invited guests including format creators, producers, distributors and broadcasters amongst FRAPA and IFLA members, as well as other industry friends, at this forum in which we’ll celebrate FRAPA’s 15th anniversary and where Jonathan Coad, Partner at Lewis Silkin, and Jane Robinson, Consultant at Lewis Silkin, will share insights into:
- Recent case law and the impact on worldwide commercial exploitation of TV formats
- Key deal and contractual points for the successful monetisation of formats
- The on-going European Commission-led public consultation on the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the potential impact on the monetisation and protection of formats
Legal rules and perspective are necessary in our industry but how can they be applied in practice? A panel of executives in the format industry will also share their thoughts. Our panel is to include:
- Justin Scroggie, Chief Creative Officer, The Format People
- Vasha Wallace, SVP Global Acquisition and Development, FremantleMedia
Over the past 15 years, FRAPA has worked tirelessly to promote industry best practices, a global code of conduct and the protection and the recognition of format rights, offering format registration, mediation and consulting services, hosting industry awards and providing access to industry research. FRAPA is an active and vocal trade association that fosters a global understanding and appreciation for all things format.
The IFLA offers access to an international network of leading format lawyers who help protect the creative and financial investment that goes into developing internationally successful television formats. Lewis Silkin are leading advisers to the media and entertainment industry.
As usual, there will be time for questions at the end of the panel discussion as well as networking opportunities. Refreshments will be served before and after the meeting with the presentations starting at 4:30pm. This will be an opportunity to network with fellow practitioners in the media and entertainment arena.
If you would like to attend you can register by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 1st October.