Workshop: Contributor consent - what you need to know
*please note that this session was originally scheduled for Wednesday 5 August. Original tickets are still valid for this new date *
This workshop looks at the issue of obtaining consent in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. It will cover fairness and privacy issues that can arise and it will also touch on ethical issues around the capacity to consent for more vulnerable groups or in sensitive situations. Sophie will also cover how to get consent on rigged and blue light programmes where obtaining consent may be practically difficult.
The session is aimed at Producers and PD's but others will also find it useful as it will discuss the general legal and regulatory positions on consent.
Sophie Argent is a highly experienced media content lawyer and advises on issues such as compliance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, defamation, contempt of court, copyright and ethical issues that often arise in programme making.
Sophie’s advice and experience spans both factual and scripted programming and she has worked for Ofcom, Channel 4 and currently works for ITN where she advises on news and investigations. Her objective is to work with programme makers so that they can get their content to air and in doing so, she is known to provide clear and practical advice to difficult issues that occur when making hard-hitting, cutting edge programmes.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.
If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.
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