At this webinar we focused on economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Coming from a sales and licensing perspective, the discussion reflected on the year of the pandemic and how challenges were mitigated, delving into rights-managed and royalty-free models (the two key types of rights licensing).

We also looked at the relationship with clients and other key people during this time, and what observations could be drawn. Most importantly, we took a positive look at opportunities and areas of recovery and growth for 2021, as well as content trends going forwards.


Hamish Crooks, Media Licensing and Archive Consultancy

1993 to 2005: Magnum Photos Archive Director, Online Director and Deputy Bureau Chief

1996 to 2000:  The Telegraph Sub-Editor, Sport Journalist, Sport and Politics, Rugby Union, Olympics and World Cups Specials

2005 to 2014: Reuters News Agency Product Manager, Head of Picture Products, Sport books picture editor

2014 to 2019: Magnum Photos Global Licensing Director

2020 to Present: Magnum Photos New Product Development Specialist

Dirk Hendrickx, Bridgeman Images

Dirk Hendrickx advises Bridgeman Images, engaged in all the aspects of image licensing across the globe, and is a Director of PICSEL. A Dutch national, Dirk moved to the UK in 2004, after having lived and worked in the USA, France, and Germany (and of course the Netherlands).

After a myriad of successful international commercial roles, Dirk became a Managing Director for the first time more than 6 years ago.

In his spare time, Dirk likes to spend time with his daughters, swimming and being outdoors.

In the last few years, Dirk is and has been a Director/Trustee of various School Trusts with a particular focus to support the development of children growing up under less privileged circumstances.

Emma Jowett, Director, Corporate at Shutterstock (DACH, Benelux, Nordics, UK & Ireland)

Emma Jowett is Director of UK, DACH and Benelux at Shutterstock where she is responsible for a team that develops strategic relationships with brands directly.

With years of experience in the technology and media industries, Emma has worked at companies such as Oath, Verizon Media, and Yahoo! where she developed a  passion for branded content and innovation. She graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is currently based in London.

When: Thursday 20 May at 16:30

Where: Zoom

Free of charge to BAPLA members

Flexible fees for non-members

Coronavirus recovery webinar