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Schedule for May 2016
|date & time||type||title||place|
|2016 and beyond||course||the Future for RIG - see below||UK|
|Mon 16 May, 6.15-8.30||2nd leaders forum||make the most of your IP||London|
|Thurss 26 May, 6.30-8.30||masterclass||Keep Calm and Go Freelance - see below||London|
Masterclass: Keep Calm and Go Freelance
As the indie sector expands, the podcasting market develops, and BBC in house departments start working with non-contracted staff again, there’s never been a better time to be a hip young gunslinger for hire.
Marc Leverton (author “How To Works as Freelance Journalist”), Samantha Baines (Actress/comedian/social media guru), Nick Baker (founder of Testbed and a freelance veteran) and Clare Catford (reporter, presenter, media consultant).
*** Please note that all our courses and masterclasses are now open to anyone over 18 in the whole of the UK, including students in further and higher education (unless stated otherwise)***
RIG train presents a special evening dedicated to the growing freelance sector, featuring a range of speakers, including experienced radio folk, with lessons from the front line, approaches to finding work, tips on making the most of your money, protecting your rights and how to build your brand.
Confirmed speakers include Nick Baker (Indie producer, Testbed) and Clare Catford (freelance presenter and reporter).
Cover charge of £5 a head includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.
The Future for RIGtrain
It’s an exciting time for RIGtrain! We’ve just worked out that almost a thousand people have been on our courses and masterclasses. So, we’ve decided to celebrate the landmark by offering a bottle of champagne to our 1000th learner! (Hint: To be in with a chance, you’ll probably have to come to our next masterclass on Thursday May 26th - details posted here in the next few days.)
As many of you may know, RIGtrain has been supported over the last 18 months by our friends at Creative Skillset, the industry skills body for the Creative Industries. However, because of the current Government’s focus on apprenticeships rather than continuous professional development, their support has now come to an end.
This means that there’ll be a slight change of emphasis in what we’re doing. RIG itself will be supporting our monthly masterclasses at 01 zero-one in Soho, as well as the Leadership Forum (for those running Indie companies).
We’re hoping to roll out a new season of courses very soon, focussing on core skills. They will be largely single-trainer offerings, but with an emphasis on finding trainers with real radio skills and industry insight.
RIGtrain is a non-profit organisation, and we’re committed to keeping the cost of these courses as reasonable as possible, so you can expect to pay no more than £120- £150 a day. For top flight professional training, it’s great value.
We’ll be asking for a cover charge of £5 a head for masterclasses in future, but again that’s still a very good deal, and it includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.
I hope to see you at one of our forthcoming events.
2nd RIG Leader's Forum – Intellectual Property, with John Moran & Guests
How can you make more from your content?
Date: 16th May 2016
Time: 18.15 for 18.30 start
Venue: Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS
Places: free, but only 8 places left, so booking essential - please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
So what are the types of deals Indies should be negotiating – for podcasts, video, publications?
How do you negotiate for different territories and what licenses are advisable?
For example streaming video there are several elements to investigate text, art, music, video, photographs, rights of publicity and more.
What happens if you don’t comply?
This RIG Leaders Forum will seek to debate and discuss these issues with an expert panel led by John Moran, Controller of Business Affairs at Channel 4. John was previously Head of Legal, Commercial and Business Affairs, BBC Audio and Music . An Oxford and Berkeley Universities law graduate, John began his career as a Barrister in London before becoming a Legal Advisor within HM Treasury and then joining the BBC in 1999.
PLUS: specialist IP lawyers Adrian Dykes (from Simmons & Simmons) and Joanna Conway (from Norton, Rose Fulbright)
Organised by: Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, www.quattrain.uk