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Pact INDIE E-Festival: new sessions announced!

It’s day 3 of our online festival for indies and hundreds of you have already been taking advantage of the commissioner briefings, in conversations and production case studies we’ve been hosting.

There are 31 sessions taking place this week alone, including our flagship INsight session: The Great British Re-Start? Film and TV Production Beyond COVID-19 which will be moderated by Pact CEO John McVay and feature some of the industry’s leading indie heads discussing the key issues and ways forward for production.

Week 2 of the E-Festival is also shaping up nicely, with newly confirmed sessions including:

Monday 18th @ 10:00am
Managing Mental Health for Remote Teams
Registration details coming soon!

Monday 18th @ 3:00pm
Preparing to Unwrap: The Legal Considerations with Producing Post-Lockdown
INform: In this session, Seth Roe and Melissa Frost from Wiggin LLP will talk you through some of the key legal issues that a production will need to consider when operating in a post-coronavirus work environment.

Tuesday 19th @ 9:30am
IN conversation with... Spencer Thomas, CJ ENM Network Korea
INform: Join this session to find out about CJ ENM, Asia’s leading content creation and marketing company operating 16 cable channels in South Korea and a pan-regional channel in Southeast Asia.

Tuesday 19th @ 2:00pm
Maximising Your Revenues Through Secondary Rights
INsight: Mark Rowland and Jane Hyndman of Compact will provide insights into how to monetise your IP through careful management of secondary and music rights.

Tuesday 19th @ 4:00PM
The UK TV Export Market and What the Future Holds
INsights: Join 3Vision for a review of the 2019 end of year Pact UK TV Export Report as they provide some additional analysis of the data, discuss key trends in the content distribution market and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday 20th @ 10:00am
Commissioner Briefing with Netflix Scripted
INform: Join us for an exclusive session with Anne Mensah, Vice President, Original Series at Netflix.

Wednesday 20th @ 2:30pm
Monetizing Your Content In The New Age: Digital Product Placement
INsight: Ai powered platform Mirriad will discuss how digital product placement differs to traditional product placement and opens up a wealth of new opportunities for content owners to generate new revenue with any content in line for distribution.


We’ll also be hosting a Lockdown TV Pub Quiz next Wednesday evening, to see who takes the crown where it comes to the Gogglebox. Details about how to register for that coming soon, and there are lots more sessions happening between now and Friday 22nd May which can already be found on the Pact Events Calendar here.

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