PMA Training

We provide a variety of workshops and training sessions in a selection of locations mainly in London but occasionally elsewhere.

Subjects range from legal issues such as compliance and music licensing to Health & Safety and tax issues. We also cover technical topics such 3D production and filming with file based formats.

Online videos of some sessions are available on the site for members to view.

Most training events are free to members or heavily subsidised. Co-ordinators on the list are also able to access these sessions.

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Data Protection and GDPR

Thursday 2nd August 2018 From: 6.30-9pm

Venue 01zero-One
Hopkins Street

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Data Protection and GDPR  

Evening Workshop

Speaker: Nigel Abbas, Abbas Media Law

Date: Thursday 2nd August 2018

Time: 6.30pm for a prompt 7.00pm start.  Finish approximately 9.00pm

Venue: 01zero-One, Hopkins Street, Soho, London, W1F 0HS

"Data protection” is on everyone’s lips.  As PMA members will know, it seemed that the whole world went data protection-crazy as 25 May 2018 approached, the day that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the UK and replaced the old rules.  

 So what has actually changed?  How does it affect producing actv programme?  And what do PMs need to do, or do differently? 

Join us on 2 August 2018, when Nigel Abbas and lawyers from leading TV media law firm Abbas Media Law will explain the key rules and changes. 

 This practical session will cover the following:

  •  What is data protection?
  •  Why does it matter?
  •  How does data protection law affect what we do in tv production?
  •  What changes has the GDPR introduced?
  •  What do PMs need to do?
  •  Data protection myths debunked; and
  • Your questions answered.

 Cost (to include refreshments): Free to PMA members and £30 for non members payable to Co-operative Bank, Sort code: 08-92-99, Account number: 65213803 using your name as reference. 

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