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The Legal Aspects of Animation | A Lunch and Learn Programme | 2024

DatesLocationCost
Thursday, May 30th at 1pm for 45minsOnlineFree

Overview

Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and Animation Ireland with the support of Coimisiún na Meán are delighted to host these monthly lunch and learn across 2024.

We will tease out legal issues specific to the animation process and explore legal rights, obligations and best practices in relation to, copyright, funding, s481 and other areas of interest to the creative sector..

This series of 45 minute lunchtime workshops will be held online, once every month from May to October at 1pm with time for questions afterwards. Dates for each session will be announced the month before and there is no obligation to attend all the sessions.

The first workshop on Intellectual Property will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 1pm for 45mins.

Please note that each workshop is eligible for 1 Law Society CPD Point, with the potential of 6 points for those who attend all workshops. 

What will this course cover?

These workshops will be developed and delivered by legal experts and will be relevant to almost everyone engaged in animation. Focus will be on the following themes:

  • 1. Intellectual Property Law
  • 2. Section 481
  • 3. International Co-production considerations
  • 4. Funding agencies
  • 5. Production Legal
  • 6. Music and talent

It should be noted that these workshops are educational in nature and not to be considered legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need assistance you should always consult independent legal advice.

Participant profile

This series of lunchtime workshops will support and suit creatives, producers, management and administrative personnel to understand how the law and animation interacts.

Tutor

Catherine Keane, Head of Legal, Cartoon Saloon

Catherine Keane is the Head of Legal Affairs with Cartoon Saloon, the five-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio. Catherine is employed as the General Legal Counsel to the business advising the company on all legal matters. Working with partners and customers across the globe, Catherine advises on all legal aspects of film and TV development and production including financing, section 481 film relief, delivery, sales and distribution as well as licensing and merchandising. Catherine also advises on IP matters such as trademark registration, copyright protection and exploitation as well as working on music legal and talent contracting.

Robert Grimes, General Counsel, Lighthouse Studios

Rob Grimes is General Counsel with Lighthouse Studios, BAFTA award winning and EMMY nominated 2D animation studio located in Kilkenny. Lighthouse produces a wide array of content for commissioning partners such as Netflix, Apple TV+, Amazon and Warner Brothers Animation. Recently they have delivered The Cuphead Show!, El Deafo, Little Ellen, the Bob’s Burgers Movie and the Rick and Morty. Lighthouse are also developing its own IP and has an expanding slate of indigenous Irish projects. Rob advises on all legal issues ranging from commercial contracting with SVODs, broadcasters and rights owners, s.481, IP and funding.

Venue/location

Online

Costs/fee

Free

Dates and times of the course

The first workshop on Intellectual Property will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 1pm for 45mins.

The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the workshop.

This series of 45 minute lunchtime workshops will be held online, once every month from May to October at 1pm with time for questions afterwards. Dates for each session will be announced the month before and there is no obligation to attend all the sessions.

The Legal Aspects of Animation – A Lunch and Learn Programme | 2024

FREE

For any queries, please contact seansmith@furthr.ie

Please note that due to our funding requirements, registrations are currently only available to those resident in the Republic Of Ireland. 

CCIS will generally only accept requests for cancellation refunds up to 5 working days before the training course commences. CCIS may allow for refunds outside of this on a case-by-case basis. Any request for a refund must be made via email to seansmith@furthr.ie & insert the course name in the subject line.

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