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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Legal Workshop: Duty of Care and Contributors

Tuesday 11th February 2020 From: 6.30-8.45pm

Venue October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester St

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Legal Workshop: Duty of Care and Contributors
with Nigel Abbas

Date:                 Tuesday 11th February 2020
Time:                 6.30pm for 7pm start (approx Finish 8:45pm) 
Venue:               October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, Holborn, London WC1N 3AL

Following the recent tragic deaths of contributors to ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show and ITV’s Love Island the spotlight is now firmly on the level of support provided to safeguard the welfare of reality TV contributors. A formal inquiry has now been launched, whilst OFCOM is examining whether more can be done to safeguard the welfare of those people taking part.

In this workshop, specialist TV Law Firm, Abbas Media Law, will examine the 4 key stages to consider when determining duty of care requirements for contributor welfare:

  • The casting and screening of contributors;
  • Issues arising during the filming process including taking due care over physical and emotional wellbeing, privacy and fairness;
  • Managing expectations and responding to issues in the period immediately before and after the programme’s transmission; and
  • Post- broadcast aftercare.

This workshop is aimed at programme makers, production managers, production staff, execs and producers of reality shows and it will help you to you identify risks, mitigate those risks through best practice guidance, and guide you on what to do if things do go wrong.  

Sandwiches, wine and soft drinks provided

Cost:  FREE to PMA members and £35 for other attendees.
RSVP to reserve your place and arrange payment.

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.


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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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