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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Wednesday 5th June 2019 From: 6.30-7pm

Venue 01zeroOne
1 Hopkins Street
Soho, London

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Date:                 WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE 2019
Time:                 6.30pm for 7pm start (approx Finish 8:30pm) 
Venue:               01 Zero-one, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

This fun and informative session from the Abbas Media law team will look at the various stages of journalistic investigations from evidence gathering all the way through to broadcast, identifying the legal and regulatory pitfalls that can arise and explaining how to avoid them. The session will use clips to bring the issues to life covering a diverse range of topics including:

·         evidence gathering including how journalists can use FOI to obtain information
·         undercover jobs – contracts and paperwork / fake references / getting paid
·         secret filming – when it’s justified, and how to do it
·         minimising risk when filming criminals and crimes
·         dealing with police requests for rushes
·         subject access requests for data; and other data protection considerations
·         right-of-reply letters
·         conducting doorsteps
·         in the edit – avoiding privacy, defamation, contempt and other issues - getting safely to broadcast
·         crisis management when things go wrong …

 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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Abbas Media Law is a niche law firm, specialising in advice to independent production companies and broadcasters.  We have many years’ experience advising on investigative programming including for both Channel 4’s Dispatches and the BBC’s Panorama strands.  We are true experts in our field: all lawyers and advisors have in the past worked either in-house for broadcasters and/or production companies.  We fully understand production and the needs of our clients. We offer expert advice and representation on all programme content related matters (legal and regulatory), all aspects of business affairs, as well as complaints-handling and litigation.


Our Sponsors

The PMA is sponsored by a variety of companies in the film and television industry. We have a long-standing relationship with many of them dating back to the PMA’s inception in 1991.

PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

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We only have one sponsor per area of business but occasionally opportunities to become a sponsor of the PMA do arise.

Sponsors get the chance to meet our members several times a year, host parties, explain their services and write for our magazine The Bottom Line.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact us.