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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.

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Factual Programme Making

Wednesday 6th March 2019 From: 6.30-9pm

Venue 01 Zero-one, Hopkins Street, London

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How not to get sued, fined or sent to jail!


Date:                 WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019
Time:                 6.30pm for 7pm start (approx Finish 8:30pm) 
Venue:               01 Zero-one, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

Leading, specialist TV law firm Abbas Media Law will be holding a factual programme-making masterclass on 31 January 2019 highlighting the most common legal and compliance pitfalls that can land production companies and their staff in serious trouble.

London is not only the libel capital of the world.  With claimants now able to sue for infringements of privacy, and regulators like Ofcom and the ICO able to impose potentially huge fines for breaches of the law and their codes, the stakes for content producers have never been higher.
The session will cover a broad range of content including:
Contracts – YOUR RED LINES! - what’s negotiable and what’s not – the clauses you cannot, must not, do without;
Viewer Trust – fakery, staged, misleading? … or justifiably low-level TV artifice?  What is acceptable, what is not;
Data protection – GDPR – the rules, the risks and how to navigate them;
Privacy – how not to get sued;
Defamation – with reference to recent media claims, this session will identify some common mistakes, so you and your company avoid them;
The Criminal law and contempt – everything you need to know to prevent you and your staff getting a criminal record.
This essential masterclass is aimed specifically at TV programme managers, execs and producers.  It will help you identify legal and regulatory risks, mitigate those risks through best practice guidance, and guide you on what to do if things do go wrong.  Miss it at your peril!
Sandwiches, wine and soft drinks provided

Cost: FREE to PMA members and £33 for other attendees.  Please make payment to PMA, Co-operative Bank, Sort code: 08-92-99, account number: 65213803.

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To find out more about Nigel Abbas, Abbas Media Law and the services offered, visit

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