Contracting essentials

Learn to understand contracts and agreements. This two day workshop for producers covers the most relevant contracts in film and TV production.

Contracts and agreement are crucial to all audiovisual production. This EPI on-demand workshop is designed in collaboration with German training provider Erich Pommer Institute who has great experience in legal training for film professionals.

The number of contributors to a film or series is large. Between an idea and a distributed audio-visual production, producers are confronted with a variety of very different interests that creatives, production, financing and sales partners bring to the table. In order to protect their interests, producers need to understand and be able to execute a variety of different agreements and contracts, while understanding the interests of the other party as well as knowing their legal rights and obligations.

This tailor-made workshop offers a deep dive into the essentials of most agreements relevant to any audiovisual production, from development and clearing underlying rights for the film or series, through financing and actual production to sales and distribution. The participating producers will be provided with the necessary tips and hands-on tools to handle different and complex contracts with confidence.

The workshop is aimed at producers, production managers and lines producers with at least one film / series credit or other professionals with contracting responsibilities.

Participants will learn:

  • to protect their interests when dealing with different partners in audiovisual production
  • to understand the nature of industry agreements as well as the different interests the parties bring to the table
  • to apply various hands-on tips tools and tips to execute a variety of crucial industry contracts
  • to handle different and complex contracts with confidence

The workshop is a collaboration between Erich Pommer Institute and the National Film school of Denmark. Supported by The Danish Film Institute.

The workshop will be held in English.

About Erich Pommer Institut

The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) is one of the leading providers of professional training for the German and European media landscape. Established as a non-profit company in 1998, EPI has become renowned for quickly identifying current developments in the media business as well as challenges in the digital world. We have made it our mission to offer programs that meet those challenges and accompany media professionals in their next career steps. Top-class conferences deal with current tasks in the audiovisual industry and create an open dialog with international experts. In addition to producing independent studies and expert reports, EPI provides consulting services to companies, associations and institutions. Our programs are supported and funded by strong national and international partners.

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