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Terms of Trade in a Time of Change

The second edition of Realscreen Londonis just days away, taking place September 30 and October 1, at the fabulous London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. The event will bring together 300 ...
September 28, 2015

The second edition of Realscreen Londonis just days away, taking place September 30 and October 1, at the fabulous London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. The event will bring together 300 UK, U.S. and international producers and global buyers of unscripted and factual entertainment for a full two days of panels and networking.

U.K terms of trade have been in the headlines of late and we’re very pleased to be able to present a town hall discussion that will examine both sides of the debate.

In 2003, the UK government passed the Communications Act, which brought about terms of trade through which UK producers could own the programs they make, and retain rights to sell them internationally. But in 2015, the independent production landscape has undergone significant change. While indie prodcos that are part-owned by broadcasters don’t qualify under the terms, consolidation of the sector and the rise of the super-indie has been a cause for concern for certain PSBs and other stakeholders. Now, UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has been tasked with undertaking yet another “health-check” for the terms of trade. Terms of Trade in a Time of Change will examine the causes for concern on both sides of the question, addressing how potential changes to the terms could impact the flourishing UK indie sector while also discussing how the winds of change sweeping through the production and broadcasting industries could be reflected within the terms going forward.

We pride ourselves on making it easy to make meaningful industry connections. Meet face to face, listen and ask questions in intimate sessions, enjoy breakfast or lunch with executives, or even pitch your project.

Register online or by contacting Maggie Wilkins at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 539.

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About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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