In this webinar we took a broad view and set out the scene in the world of TV and broadcast in relation to still images. We covered some of the essentials of TV rights and fees, looked at the industry from the producers’ perspective, and delved into this sector from a picture library/agency perspective.

The session included:

  • the types of rights that may be granted or need clearing, including myths around personality rights
  • what’s potentially restrictive or impractical with regards to rights and terms
  • how to attain the right balance between parties when negotiating terms
  • we also briefly touched on topics such as footage use, streaming and social media


Ben GreenBen Green, Director & Founder, Ben Green Associates Limited (Rights Consultancy)

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.

Most recently, Ben has worked with the BFI on their archive rights strategy, UK government’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop new IP frameworks and guidance for new collaborations between Universities and the Creative Industries, and StoryFutures Academy at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling on many Immersive Video (VR/AR /MR) projects and collaborations.

He regularly trains the industry in Rights and Copyright (NFTS, ScreenSkills and BBC Academy), and was accepted as a BAFTA member in 2019.

When: Thursday 9 September at 16:30 BST

Where: Zoom

Free to BAPLA members

Flexible fees for non-members

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