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Monday, October 19

9:00am PDT

AMCUP presents INTERNATIONAL FAIR USE (UK, Canada, France & Mexico)
AMCUP's Amazing Legal Eagle Heather Bennett returns to produce and moderate another amazing Fair Use panel - this time focusing on International Fair Use -- including participating attorneys from the US, UK, Canada, France and Mexico.        REGISTER HERE

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Heather Bennett, Esq.

Business & Legal Affairs, Hulu

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Thomas Synott (LONDON)

Associate, Briffa
Tom Synott is an Associate at Briffa, a law firm with over 25 years’ experience helping businesses in the creative sector with a particular focus on TV and film. He regularly lectures on clearance and copyright issues for industry bodies such FOCAL and the UK National Film and Television... Read More →
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Patricio Iturralde (MEXICO)

Gil Elorduy & Iturralde, S.C.
Patricio centers his practice in rendering legal corporate services, specifically in the areas of intellectual property, agreements, joint ventures, M&As, immigration law and personal data protection. Patricio holds his JD from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM... Read More →
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Ludivine Lille (FRANCE)

EY Law Film
Ludivine works on contractual and regulatory projects in connection with the use of information technology (e.g., data privacy law, IT contracts, dematerialization, electronic signature, etc.) and on intellectual property matters in the context of corporate transactions dealing with... Read More →
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Bob Tarantino (CANADA)

Dentons Canada LLP
Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Tuesday, October 20

9:00am PDT

How do you acquire user-generated content? How are the talent / likeness rights sorted out?  How does a viral video broker / agency work, and what are the pros and cons in working with such an agent?  What steps should you take when licensing from a viral video owner directly?  Are there any copyright violations in posting UGC on your personal social media account?  Can you use a fair use defense in broadcasting unlicensed UGC?        REGISTER HERE

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Laura Blaney

LB Viz
Laura Blaney (LB Viz Inc.) is a freelance archival producer who has been working in the world of archive research and rights clearances for the past 25 years. She has worked across a variety of genres and was a co-winner of the inaugural Gemini Award for Best Visual Research in 2... Read More →

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Laura Lucas

President, Visual Researchers Society of Canada
Laura LucasLaura Lucas is an Archival Producer and Rights Clearance Officer with over 25 years of experience in the media market. Operating as Big Picture Research, she enjoys hunting down the perfect image to tell a story and clearing the underlying rights for its use. Recently... Read More →
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Kate Lingley

Research & Clearance Specialist, Hazelwood Archival
Kate Lingley (Hazelwood Archival) has been a freelance visual researcher for the past decade, with an interest in documentaries about unsung heroes and untold injustices. Increasingly, user generated content has become commonplace in documentary and advertising projects. The acquiring... Read More →
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Lale Arpaci

Director, MrBeast, YouTube Personality
Lale ArpaciLale was a comedy producer for seven seasons of MTV’s “Ridiculousness,” and has also produced a number of other hit television series, including “Now That's Funny” for Channel 5 in the UK, and “The World’s Funniest Weather” – all of which have given her... Read More →
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Mike Wallis

Clip Producer, Weather Channel
Mike WallisAfter working on many shows as a Segment Producer, AP and Researcher, Mike started in clip acquisition in 2009 when Jon Skogmo invited him to be at the beginning of Chiway Entertainment - now Jukin Media. He was with them until 2014 when he left and went to Newsflare where... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Wednesday, October 21

9:00am PDT

FootageFest has invited the leaders of a newly-formed non-profit association called the Archive Researchers Association (ARA) to discuss obtaining elements from the National Archives. They will discuss what types of elements it maintains, and will explain the process of using it as a source. They will also explain their current lobbying campaign pushing for the federal government to increase the National Archives budget, and they'll also bring us up to date as to how COVID is affecting researchers ability to access this amazing resource.

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Bonnie Rowan

Bonnie G. Rowan Film Research
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Rich Remsberg

Atlas Films
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Steve Greene

Historical Research Services
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Myra Miller

Footsteps Researchers LLC

Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Thursday, October 22

9:00am PDT

FOCAL International will produce a unique panel on clearing U.K. content. What are the equivalent unions and guilds specific to the UK, and how does one find and clear talent? What are the main ways to find agents and management of talent?  FOCAL Director Mary Egan will guide you through managing this landscape with clearance professionals on the UK.    REGISTER HERE

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Mary Egan

FOCAL International

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Jody Winterbottom

The Directors Studio
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Karen Ghai

Head of talent rights, BBC
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Mark Tinkler

Archive Producer
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Paul Gardener

Archive Producer
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John Barclay

Assistant General Secretary, EQUITY

Thursday October 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Friday, October 23

9:00am PDT

AMCUP presents FEAR & LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Acquiring Political Content
With the U.S. Presidential Election just around the corner, where do you find some of the most memorable moments from the campaign trails?  Are presidential debates in the public domain or are they copyrighted?  How do news pool feeds work, and how is that content licensed?  Is C-SPAN content in the public domain, as well?  We'll show you some of the most iconic political moments, along with some that politicians would rather forget.    REGISTER HERE

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Rich Remsberg

Atlas Films
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Brian Sargent

Managing Dir., Archive Sales/Licensing, Fox Archives
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Eric Simon

Product Specialist/Senior Researcher, Getty Images

Friday October 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT