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Insightful, inspiring and stimulating seminars from leading visual content controllers

10.00 - 10.30

All Around My World

Elizabeth Klinck has been offering archive research and copyright clearance workshops, often as part of international film festivals or markets, universities and film schools, and documentary conferences for the past 15 years.

Elizabeth will share with us what she has learned about the international archival scene over the years, tips for finding “never before seen” material found in a timely manner for a very low budget , clearance shortcuts, and making new connections work in a changing marketplace.
Elizabeth Klinck
Klinck Research
Elizabeth Klinck has worked as producer, researcher and clearance specialist on numerous North American, UK, European and international documentary films that have garnered Emmy, FOCAL, Peabody and Oscar awards. She has led workshops at universities and international film festivals and markets.

Nominated for an American Emmy, three times for Best Visual Researcher at the FOCAL Awards, she has won the Canadian Screen Award five times. In 2008 she was honored with the FOCAL Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elizabeth has served on the board of FOCAL, WIFT, Historymakers, and was the founding chairperson for ten years of the Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada.

List Conferences Speaker or Attendee
The World Congress of Science
& Factual Producers
Sheffield Docfest
Dok Leipzig
Sunnyside of the Doc
Thessaloniki Doc Festival
Nordisk Doc Film Festival
Tehran Doc Festival
Archidoc (Femis) Paris
Doc Lisboa
Banff World Media Festival
Hot Docs Inter’l Film Festival
imagineNative Film and
Media Festival
WIFT Inter’l Summit
Atlantic Inter’l Film Festival
Toronto Inter’l Film Festival
Vancouver Inter’l Film Festival

Klinck Research
T: 705 445 9962
T: @eklinck

11.00 - 11.45

How to Use and Buy Footage - by those who do.

A panel of creatives share their experiences and views on how footage fits into their past and current projects. Ranging from guidelines on sourcing through to negotiating prices. Our experts reveal a blueprint for footage-sourcing success sharing their collective perspective they will deliver real insights and practical solutions to successful footage buying.
Massimo Moretti
UK Library Commerical Dev Manager - Studio Canal
I have over 15 years of experience working in the audiovisual archive and clip licensing business with a focus on business development and new media.

In the past 8 years I have broadened the range of my knowledge and expertise with a specific focus on brand and character licensing within the entertainment market working with companies such as Skyworks, FremantleMedia and the BBC.

Currently Member of the Executive at FOCAL International.

Massimo Moretti
Ed Cook
Producer - STALKR
Ed Cook is currently a senior producer at STALKR, with over 6 years of producing, research and licensing experience, and a further 10 years as a video editor. He has produced mostly commercial projects with clients including; Apple, Adidas, Breitling, Facebook, Greenpeace, Skoda, The Telegraph & The Times newspapers, but has also worked on films and documentaries.

He has academic and practical experience within the creative industry developed from graduating a media production undergraduate in 2005 through to working for production companies in London’s west end.

Ed Çook
T: + 44 208 1444866
Joanna Ludwisiak
Researcher and Archive Producer - SKY News
Joanna is a Sky News researcher and archive producer with 15 years of experience in the media industry, specializing in current affairs. 

Most recently she has worked on a range of projects at Sky, including documentaries such as Sky Atlantic’s “Hotspots : On The Frontline” which covered challenging news stories as varied as Mexican Drug Cartels, Big Game Hunting in Africa and the fight against Islamic State; “Searching for Madeleine”;  “Diana: The People’s Princess”, “Harry and Meghan: A Love Story”.

Joanna is the archive producer and media coordinator for the influential Sky Ocean Rescue campaign, which has included the films “A Plastic Whale”, “Dirty Business”, “Arctic Peril” and “In Too Deep”, which have helped raise awareness of marine environmental issues, and been shown at the Houses of Parliament and at the United Nations.
Joanna Ludwisiak
Researcher and
Archive Producer

12.15 - 12.45

Getting Your Rights Right

The content of this subject can seem deceptively simple yet is extremely complex. Thus we have sourced a leading expert from the fields of Media and Technology, However the sessions theme will be set by those in the room as questions asked will be meet by the shared experiences and backgrounds to appropriate answers.
Ben Green
Rights Consultant
Ben is a pioneer of ground-breaking rights deals for the future, working with many leading companies across the broadcasting, creative arts and digital sectors.

Prior to launching his own consultancy, Ben spent over 20 years at the BBC, most recently as Head of Rights Business Development. He played a central role in leading the strategy and delivery of rights for the BBC's digital activity across all platforms: BBC iPlayer, the BAFTA-winning ‘Creative Archive’ pilot, BBC Store, and many archive release partnerships with major cultural institutions, including the V&A ‘Bowie Is’ exhibition.

Ben Green Associates
T: +44 (0)203 811 0455
M: +44 (0)780 389 5823
Twitter: /associates_ben

2.15 - 3.00

Messages from the Masters

A panel of world renowned researchers for the worlds of television, film and documentary reveal how they have experienced success and how those experiences influenced their careers.
Sam Dwyer
Archive Producer
Sam works as an Archive Producer on a range of projects including documentaries (such as the forthcoming WHITNEY and previously ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS; MARLEY; THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE and JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN), feature film and TV  dramas (such as the forthcoming ENTEBBE; NORWAY; KING OF THIEVES  and AMERICAN ANIMALS and previously VICEROY’S HOUSE; A UNITED KINGDOM and THIS IS ENGLAND ’90) as well as a number of commercials and art installations.

Paul Gardner
Archive Producer
Paul worked at Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) for 15 years at researching and managing all the archive content for every programme or series that DSP across every US satellite channel, UK channels, and theatrical feature documentaries.  Having played a role in over 400 hours of archive led documentaries Paul left DSP in 2014 and has since been freelance working mainly on singles, feature documentaries and full theatrical dramas. He is currently working on a cinema release docs about Charlie Chaplin, the 1953 Iranian Coup, 6 part series on the global appeal of football and 2 feature films.

Miriam Walsh
Archive Producer
I have been a freelance archive producer for 25 years. Over the years I have worked on historical series such as “Cold War” ; “Walk On By – The Story of Popular Song “ ; “Secret Life of the National Grid” and “When We left Earth”. More recently I have worked on feature documentaries “ London – The Modern Babylon”, “Fire In The Night”, “David Bowie – Five Years” and “The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson”. I have just finished "American Dynasties : the Kennedys"


3.30 - 4.00

Power of the Press! Is the Sun shining on footage?

The global press has always been a major consumer of moving content, but now with a deluge of video sent by “on the spot” iPhone owners what are the pitfalls and benefits of having such an in-pouring of content?
David Ross
Head of Video - The Sun
As Head of Video I am in charge of all of the video content that appears on The Sun’s digital platforms and the associated editorial, creative and business strategy. Video is a key pillar of the overall strategy of the business and as such I play a significant role in the development of digital as a whole. Day-to-day, I manage a team of broadcast journalists, video editors, camera operators and video creatives who produce end-to-end exclusive digital on-demand and live content for both on and off-platform consumption.