Jun 17 , 2020

Content legal workshop for TV producers

  • When: 17th Jun 2020, 15:00-16:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

This is a brief guide to legal and compliance issues (e.g. obtaining informed consent, filming with children, defamation and privacy etc) that are often encountered when making and editing programmes. It is primarily aimed at those in TV production and it is applicable to all genres. It is a great introduction for those new to the industry and for anyone wanting a refresher course, to enable confidence when pitching and producing innovative and compelling content.


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.

Sophie’s 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 support@screenskills.com 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.